Author has written 2 stories for Phantom of the Opera.I live for Erik (who in this section doesn’t?) I find him so deliriously sensual in a morbid almost enticing kind of way.
‘I was fully aware that he was by no means indifferent to the opposite sex, indeed quite the contrary. A powerful sexuality informed his every gesture. Curbed and leashed expressed in the enormous sensuality of his hands, this sexuality gripped every audience and made him a uniquely compelling performer.’
And even though this text has been extracted from Susan Kay’s version (which is currently out of circulation in Barnes & Noble, and must be ordered on the internet in order to acquire it) I do not quite agree with her ending… you’ll see I consider Kay one of the women that has completely fallen in love with Erik, and like many of them she has fashioned the story so that it fulfills her expectations and in a strange distorted way gives our beloved Phantom a happy ending… which is understandable, no one likes to see the loved one suffering… but (and I mean no harm) the original story remains the best.
Of course Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is simply and in the most precise words: a master piece. And let us face it… our beloved Phantom would remain ignored by many, without this musical… and I must admit I would be one of those poor, ignorant persons that would never know that there was such a man on this earth. You’ll see… my uncle, being who he was, used to play a Placido Domingo’s cd in which he sang along with a woman “All I ask of you” to send me to sleep. Can you believe it! And yet it is Erik, not Raoul who I adore… That is due to the fact that I stubbornly (as a spoiled little brat) demanded to see the musical… I can’t possibly describe with words what I felt when I finally saw and heard and understood it… each part of my soul and body shivered with every note… and I am not ashamed to admit I wept…
My cousin bought me Leroux’s book, I read it in record time… I couldn’t unlock from it, it was as if some unknown force was there… forcing the words into my brain, unable to let go… I wept again and did fall head over hills for Erik… as a matter of fact, I’m still crazy about him… Leroux lead me to think it was true, it had happened, such a man had actually lived on the face of this planet… and life or God had denied him what they have given us... I wanted to know more of course and I re-read the book many times… I was so convinced and I so believed Leroux that when I read Susan Kay’s Phantom I was hysterical I almost took the think personal!
Never mind I amazingly continued to live (and I must add without intensive therapy!)
Anyway… thanks for taking the time to read this… feel free to write.
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