The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos Don't look at my star rating to judge this book. I am not your typical mystery reader. Yup, it is amusing. Yup, all the parts weave together perfectly. It is very different from the musical, which I totally loved. I was pulled in and moved by the musical, not by this. This had parts that were quite funny, completely absent from the musical. Still, I was glad when it ended. Yeah, it deserves three stars, but not from me.

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