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Leroux vs. Kay & Why

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Leroux or Kay

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1 Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:45 am

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This question probably has been posted on many other forums many other times. However, I always love the responses, so, here we go:

The original Gaston Leroux 'Phantom of the Opera' novel, or Susan Kay's 'Phantom' novel?

Please tell why and vote! Surprised


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2 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:47 am

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I pick Leroux because, to me, it is the original. Though Kay does a wonderful job, without Leroux, we would not have Kay's version, or even this forum! And think; no ALW musical! affraid


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3 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:23 pm

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I pick Kay's because she gave him a soul and a loving, innocent side.

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4 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:16 pm

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True; Leroux granted him life, she gave him soul.


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5 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:08 pm

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I so agree!

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6 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:53 pm

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Yes..Susan elaborates wonderfully


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7 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:18 am

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Leroux all the way. I read Leroux first, it's the book that began everything. I found the Kay book to be an interesting read if it were a stand alone, but I wouldn't consider it part of the POTO lore. It's like considering 'Scarlett' part of Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' story. It ain't happening.

8 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:57 pm

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Laughing I love Leroux, as well. Although, I enjoy Kay's elaboration on Erik's deformity...


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9 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:54 pm

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She really didn't cover his deformity very well. It wasn't well described and it seemed to change. I think she forgot what she wrote in previous chapters as she went along.

10 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:17 am

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She explained he had no nose, creepy veins, distorted skin, etc. during Madeleine's narration. In my opinion, she was wonderful, and I've read her book more times than Leroux's. It's just, his is the original. Without him, there would BE NO POTO!


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11 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:49 am

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But you see, it was a brief description, even during the Madeleine section. There was really no other mention of his appearance during the rest of the book.

12 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:37 pm

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Okay, okay! Laughing I understand your perspective.


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13 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:21 pm

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Is the Susan Kay version really long (ie thick) because I just looked it up on UK Amazon and it seems quite expensive. Just wondering....

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14 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:53 pm

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its like...400 pgs. i can send it to you as a word document if you want


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15 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:32 pm

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Yes please, that would be cool!!

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16 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:15 pm

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Alright, PM your email address and I will send it.


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17 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:47 pm

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I never read Kays and I have Lerouxs so im reading it right now.

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18 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:50 pm

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Kay's is a detailed history of Erik, from birth to death


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19 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:14 pm

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Is Kay's quite hard work to read? I find the langauge (and font actually) of Leroux's make it time consuming to read.


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20 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:12 pm

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Font...? We must have different copies. I have 8 editions and all have easily-readable font Razz

Kay uses a lot of large words and wonderfully, darkly morbid metaphors. She is such a great author...
It is not hard to comprhend if you have a high level of intelligence for grammar.
I will send the document to any one who wants it-- Just PM me or go into the Auction


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21 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:33 pm

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Mines the Penguin Popular Classics version! Tiny font!


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22 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:40 pm

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Oh, tiny. I have no issues with that Razz What does the cover look like? I love different covers Very Happy


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23 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:44 pm

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I think its that one with the face that really looks like a skull, with black eyes and yellow bead pupils and no nose.

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24 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:44 pm

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Oh, I love that cover!


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25 Re: Leroux vs. Kay & Why on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:53 pm

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Im with you on that one. I wanted that cover so bad but B&N only had 3 other covers and the fancy B&N series cover but I like when the words are close and not to far apart it makes it seem easy to read. And the one where it was really close had that cheap type of cover. The one thats just paper and no plastic surface so I just went with the one that ALW used for his play.

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