Aurelia Combeferre wrote:Gervais wrote:I woukd suggest someone buy as many copies of this and Phantom of Manhatten as possible and have a nice big bonfire, but that would be a waste of money.
Ugh, Phantom of Manhattan. Only a step more tolerable than LND!!
I've successfully avoided LND until now, but am conflicted about it because Webber is my favourite composer and the original was my favourite play. Exactly how much would I regret just listening to the soundtrack?
Wow, I subjected myself to the Les Mis. "sequel" a few years ago and had repressed a lot of this information. It's good to know the novel has the reputation it deserves. The only enjoyable part was the beginning, because the shameless plagiarism at least reminded me of Les Mis. But yes, it does make me wish Hugo was around to sue. And smutty! Good grief! Why'd the librarian let me read it?
I actually have a lot more rage about Phantom of Manhattan, because I distinctly remember finishing it, announcing that it was the most appalling thing I'd ever read, and expressing relief that at least no one would take such tripe seriously when it was announced that Webber had failed me by making that horrid new musical. I couldn't begin to express my rage.
The saddest part is that I also own Ceresa's sequal to Les Mis. I started it, but couldn't continue.