Friday, August 21, 2009

Phantom of the Opera

the phantom of the opera Pictures, Images and Photos

I've seen this book in play form and in movie form before ever reading it. I have to say (sorry Kim), I am not a fan of this book.

I found Christine Daae extremely annoying. She was so weak and gullible. I mean, a "voice" is teaching you to sing, and you think this is normal? You go along with it? You disappear for a period of time with this "angel" and this is o.k.? The man you love wants to marry you but you can't "anger the voice?" Argh. She irritated me.

Erik/The Phantom was not even remotely likable. He enjoyed creating torture rooms? He kidnaps Christine and I am supposed to feel something for him? Not even a little.

The only characters I liked even a little were The Persian and Raoul. That's it.

I was just so disappointed in this book. I wanted to like it so much. I wanted there to be this amazing love story, but I didn't feel it. I felt irritated immensely with the girl, and downright apathetic about the Phantom.


Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

I TOTALLY agree. I love love LOVE the musical, but there was nothing I like about this book.

Niki said...

I agree as well.
I even feel a bit like that about the musical. I love the musical because of the music, but the characters are a bit sketchy.