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5.0 out of 5 stars
Phantom review, 13 Feb. 2006
After seeing the stage show and the motion picture film, I was very intrigued to what the original book was like. I loved it and could not put the book down. I found it to be quite different from the stage/film version. The main characters were different, especially the phantom, where in the book his face is completely deformed, unlike the musical where it is only part ugly. The book phantom was also more twisted with his artistic abilities, (like the building of the torture chamber), than the film, so I felt less sorry for him in the end, where as in the musical I felt quite sad that he was left all alone. The writing however, is absolutely great, definitely a must read.