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Phantom Out of the Shadows by Barbara J. Allen
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May 20, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: phantoms, fiction, fan-fic
Read from January 01 to 03, 2011

I have read several Phantom fanfic books or “sequels” and this has to be one of the worst I have read. None of the characters resemble themselves in any way shape or form either to Gaston Leroux’s novel or the stage musical/movie by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This particular sequel is considered (by the author) to be a companion or sequel to the stage/movie by ALW. No one is recognizable here: Erik (apparently can’t think for himself), Christine (well, is an even worse Christine here, yelling one minute, crying the next), or Raoul (doesn’t stand up for Christine to his parents, etc.), but especially M. Giry (who is downright judgmental). Besides that, the dialog is horribly written with “!” every other sentence! This is not a soap opera people! Do you get my point!? The dialog might have been written by a ten year old- it’s hard to be sure.

This was a huge disappointment as this book has excellent reviews on Amazon. I suggest passing up this glorified Phantom fanfic.
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Liesl Swardt I totally agree

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