Sep 16, 2008

A Gem of a Book

A Gem of a Book Contest, check it out.

My one gem on my shelf is Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera.

Why do I love it? I read it after I had seen the musical on television in commercials and saw a miniseries on television when I was about 10 years old. I fell in love with the love triangle between the Phantom, Christine, and Raoul. I guess you could say that I sympathized with the Phantom, being the outcast and trying to fit in, but not doing it in the best possible way most of the time. Granted this book has a dark side, and some would consider it a horror novel, but I found the tender side of the novel more endearing.

I decided to check out the original book, which was actually written in a journalistic narration. It was nothing like I expected when I read it, but I still enjoyed it. I've read this book like 50 times and I think I have lent it to anyone who wanted, which would probably consist of two people.

Another friendly reminder about these contests:

1. Diary of an Eccentric is holding a contest for The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Deadline is Sept. 30

2. Savvy Verse & Wit is holding a contest for Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg as the first contest for Book Blogger Appreciation Week Deadline is Sept. 19

3. Savvy Verse & Wit is holding another contest for "A Coney Island of the Mind" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti as part of BBAW; Deadline is Sept. 19

3. Book Club Girl has a new contest today as well.

Please also double-check the growing list of giveaways at My Friend Amy's blog.


Anonymous said...

I am suprised to see that the book was written in that format!

Thanks for the contest entry!

Much luck.
A Novel Menagerie & Thursday's Thoughts

Serena said...

I was surprised by the narration myself, but it is one of my favorite books.

Anonymous said...

Never read the book, but I remember that night you made me watch the silent film adaptation. Nod, nod. :)

Serena said...

LOL yeah its hard to stay awake watching a silent film with lon chaney when we had the lights out and it was quiet!

Anonymous said...

You WON!

Please provide me with your mailing address and I'll ship you your suprise.