*revives thread 7 years later*
I just saw this post
in the movie section about a TV adaptation of a Vietnamese novel adaptation of Les Mis. Googled what this "Ngọn Cỏ Gió Đùa" is and google took me to this list of Les Mis adaptations
on wikipedia. Found some quite interesting ones on the list, like:
1935, Jean Val Jean, a condensed retelling by Solomon Cleaver.
Condensed retelling with...elongated character name? Is...is Valjean really called Jean Val Jean throughout the novel?
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.
I'm so curious what crimes the author has done to infuriate Hugo's descendants?
2013, Barricades: The Journey Of Javert, a novel by C.A. Shilton based on the early life of Javert.
I kind of want to read this tbh. I always have the feeling that although Javert is the main antagonist, Hugo actually reveals very little about him in the book. Even Marius gets a complete backstory while Javert doesn't. I guess this is the reason why fan fiction is so popular nowadays. Someone has to help the author finish what should have been done. But why is it called "Barricades"?!
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.
the second website isn't working anymore but the first one still is, and it is amazing indeed!