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A Spoopy Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Currently reading

Wytches Volume 1
Scott Snyder, Jock
Progress: 45 %
Bad Moon Rising
Jonathan Maberry
Progress: 160/534 pages
The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Dave Lanphear, Derek Freidolfs, Tonci Zonjic, Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Clay Mann, Dean White, David Aja, Khari Evans, Roy Allan Martinez, Victor Olazaba, Francisco Paronzini, June Chung, Nick Dragotta, Mitch Breitweiser, Javier Rodriguez, Stefano Gaudiano, Dan Brereton, M

Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 256 pages.

The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux, Manuela Hoelterhoff, Anne Perry

 

Oh, Christine Daae, it sucks to be you. Like, seriously, every man in her life is a complete douche-canoe. People don't like Raoul in the musical because he's a wet blanket? Oh, book!Christine should be so lucky! He treats her like garbage, essentially calls her a whore, with the excuse that he's "inexperienced" in love. So why doesn't she run off with Erik, one might ask? Well, other than the fact that I've actually never dug this whole romanticism of the Phantom, in the books, he's childish and emotionally blackmailing. At one point, Christine keeps saying that it was as if she were given a "cordial" when he took her underground, and this led me to be certain that he's drugging her also so she's more pliant. The general public hates her because she's daring to be "above herself" by being in love with Raoul, her brother's fighting them, the Opera's in Carlotta's favor... 

 

And the book doesn't even bother itself with her point of view.

 

Sucks to be you.