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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2004, 11:41:41 am »
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I started to read it, but the translation was so bad, that I gave up, it was irritating me . So I ordered for the French version, and I'm still waiting, I think it'll arrive next week, can't wait
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2004, 02:48:11 pm »
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I loved that book! It's now my favourite book, I just got so into it. I love how all the stories come together when you can't think why this character has suddenly appeared. Jean is an amazing character. It was really sad and really funny in parts, great.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2004, 09:45:16 pm »
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I absolutely love the book, but I've only gotten to the part where the Trenardiaes (sp, obviously) have come back to scam out more money from Jean Valjean/Madelaine/La Mont when Cosette is 19, and that guy that's got the crush on her is listening in through the walls. Yeah, I really like this book so far.
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2004, 11:22:01 am »
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I love that bit. Actually I love the whole book, so never mind me.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2004, 06:12:59 pm »
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Wow. Les MisÚrables by Victor Hugo. One of my favorite books ever. Delicious read.
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2004, 01:11:20 pm »
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Actually, kinda interesting, I just recently auditioned for my highschool and I had to sing two songs. One was Wouldn't it be Loverly by Julie Andrews, while the other was Castle On a Cloud from Les Mis... yeah anywho, I got in to the highschool. And I'll be going there in September! As for reading the book, x-nay on that but singing the song,  been there, done that!
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2004, 12:39:25 pm »
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My freshman year, my high school put this play on and did a fantastic job of it (the acting and sets were superb) but having not read the novel, I didn't have much of an idea as to what was going on.  I doubt I will have to read this book at my school but I'm interested in reading it on my own time.  I have a question, though, since you guys really like it:

What kind of writing style does Victor Hugo utilize?  (i.e. Does he use a lot of lengthy poetic descriptions or is there a lot of dialogue?)  I know it's a long book, but if it's worth it, I'll definitely read it.   I just tend not to like it when authors spend pages upon pages to say something they could've summed up in a paragraph.
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2004, 12:02:28 am »
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Quote from: HerMajesty on July 12, 2004, 12:39:25 pm   


What kind of writing style does Victor Hugo utilize?  (i.e. Does he use a lot of lengthy poetic descriptions or is there a lot of dialogue?)  I know it's a long book, but if it's worth it, I'll definitely read it.   I just tend not to like it when authors spend pages upon pages to say something they could've summed up in a paragraph.
His descriptions aren't really poetic like how Scarlet Letter's was - and not as long. IMO, it's a good balance of dialogue and description. I think it depends on which version of Les Mis you buy because I thought it was only 900 pages, but the version I'm reading is 1500.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2004, 05:53:53 pm »
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well, i cant say much about the book, considering I've never read it.
My brother has to read it as well. I was looking through it and its so long! he has an ebridged version, and its still more than 1,000 pages!!
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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2004, 01:12:49 pm »
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Never read it. We did it as last years Joint Production. Is now my fave Musical. E-mail if you need help with work.
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2004, 07:08:07 am »
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Ugh, I love the music from it, we did a compelation of songs for a concert a while ago, it lasted 15 mins, it was the best fun, I loved singing it, I even have the piano music somewhere....!!

I've never read it, I was never intereseted, but seeing as you guys all love it some much I may have to put it on my list!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2004, 10:10:53 pm »
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Well, I could possibly be the only one, but I think this was Victor Hugo's downfall.  Les Miserables was so boring.  However, has anyone seen the Broadway?  Magnificent stuff!  I just found the book to be extremely dull.  (please do not throw keybaords at me.  )
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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2005, 06:42:58 am »
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you can find full unabridged copies on the internet for free (i had to do my AS level drama written on Les Mis) www.readprint.com then find books under victor hugo

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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2005, 09:11:48 am »
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Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again...Sorry..I had to do it. XDXD
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2006, 07:48:13 am »
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Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again...Sorry..I had to do it. XDXD

I love that song! My choir had a musical consert, and there we had many songs from Les Miserables. I got "I Dreamed A Dream"


I really liked the book to! Actually, I find the film with John Malkovich much more boring than the book!
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