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The Book: Phantom of Manhattan

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The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#0
Posted: 6/28/03 at 6:19pm
Is The Phantom of Manhattan a good book? I heard that it's a continue of Phantom on Broadway, is that true?
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re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#1
Posted: 6/28/03 at 6:42pm
It is the literary equivalent (and I use the term literary VERY loosely) of SHOWGIRLS- delicously bad and fun in an unintentional way. Sort of like SUBBING...
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re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#2
Posted: 6/28/03 at 7:30pm
It wasn't even bad enought to be fun for me. I can see why ALW dropped plans for a sequal to Phantom of the Opera based on the book. I don't know how many copies of Phantom of Manhatten sold, but I believe it rather quickly went to the remainder table, where it was right at home.
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re: re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#3
Posted: 6/28/03 at 9:41pm
Hate me but....I LOVED THIS BOOK. I thought it was stunningly fantastic. I loved the ending! It was soo good. Yes I'm the ONLY one but it was definately a good read.
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The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#4
Posted: 6/28/03 at 10:22pm
I received this book as a gift and read it because it was such. I don't think I will ever be able to bring myself to read it again. I didn't hate it but it's not the best in world either. If you don't have anything better to read, give it a try.

If you really want to read a good book, try "Phantom" by Susan Kay. (I think that's how she spelled her last name) Anyway, no matter how many times I read it (and it seems I go back to it time and again), I've found it to be the best "Phantom" story I have ever read. I still cry every time I read certain parts.

I don't think the book is available anymore--you may have to try E-bay or Half.com to find it but it is VERY worth it.

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re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#5
Posted: 6/28/03 at 10:44pm
I'm weird...I HATED Susan Kay's Phantom....
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re: re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#6
Posted: 6/28/03 at 11:13pm
aww I have "Phantom" by Susan Kay! Thats a good book!! Phantess- "Phantom of Manhattan" is really that good? Well I bought it anyway so I'm gonna read it!!
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re: re: re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#7
Posted: 6/29/03 at 12:38am
Most people hate POM...i'm not most people. But Andrea, definately read it. Read it so you can hate it at the least.
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AOM! Ok I will!! =-)
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re: re: re: The Book: Phantom of Manhattan#9
Posted: 6/30/03 at 12:05am
I've read both books. I liked Phantom Of Manhattan, but hated the ending. I loved Phantom, and I think that it's the second best Phantom book, after Gaston's original story.