Wolf_Of_Mankind wrote:I read the three Pont Au Change novels that are currently out (Resurrections, Sanctuary, and Adrift, respectively), and really enjoyed them. Granted, they're not Hugo or in the style of him at all, but it's a fun sort of "What if" story that's well thought out so far. Javert’s not quite snarky enough for me (but I write a *really* snarky Javert, so it could just be personal) and Valjean’s really almost perfect. The original characters are very clever, and well-rounded. I didn’t like the third book as much at ALL, but it was plot and not just random OOC –ness. Overall, a good quick-read type of book series. And the nitpicky details are spot on.
1935, Jean Val Jean, a condensed retelling by Solomon Cleaver.
2001, French author François Cérésa wrote two sequels, Cosette or the Time of Illusions and Marius or The Fugitive. Hugo's descendants, including his great-great-grandson Pierre Hugo, wanted the novels banned, claiming that they breached the moral rights of the author and betrayed the "respect of the integrity" and "spirit" of Hugo's original novel.
2013, Barricades: The Journey Of Javert, a novel by C.A. Shilton based on the early life of Javert.
Wolf_Of_Mankind wrote:Yea, they are, but I think the author is switching to a not-so-expensive publisher. It's been a while since I've checked up on it, but you can follow the blog at http://www.pontauchange.blogspot.com and the website is http://www.pontauchange.com
The website is amazing. I totally love it. She has some really cool stuff up such as movie reviews, pictures, and a whole bunch of other Les Miz geekery. So if you can't get the books, at least check out the website.
TheRandomPhangirl wrote:I've read it twice now, I think. There are bits I enjoy, the action scenes and the more political bits I found really interesting, as well as Enjolras and Combeferre's relationship (I mean, I know I'm biased because Enjolras/Combeferre is my favourite pairing period, but still). Some bits I'm more conflicted over.
I'd recommend giving it a read anyway, as far as fanlit goes it's miles above things like the god awful Kalpakian.
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