|January 2, 2014|
Actually, not just one release date, but six of them.
You see, this next one is a new thing for me: a serial novel. Though it's one book - about 90,000 words total, which is pretty standard for novels, which typically run 80-120K - it's divided in to six episodes.
|January 16, 2014|
|February 6, 2014|
I think they're brilliant. Each one conveys both the general theme of that act and gives a feel for the overall tone of the story. They are:
Act 1: Passionate Overture
Act 2: Ghost Aria
Act 3: Phantom Serenade
Act 4: Dark Interlude
Act 5: A Haunting Duet
Act 6: Crescendo
|February 20, 2014|
I felt strongly, you see, that the original story left out the juciest parts. Are we really meant to believe that, when the Phantom takes Christine to his lair that he does nothing more than sing to her? Even if, as we're given to believe by both Gaston Laroux's novel and Andrew Lloyd Webber's lyrics, that the man is so scarred that he cannot perform sexually, surely the love he feels for the beautiful young ingenue would inspire him to at least attempt to seduce her.
|March 6, 2014|
No, no, no - my Phantom, at least, has much more in mind for Christine once he has her away from the others and under the spell of his enchanting charm.
|March 20, 2014|
But every woman I've talked to feels certain that, in Webber's production, Christine ends up with the wrong guy.
It's a privilege that I got to tell it my way.