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Subject: Les Miserable by Victor Hugo
Date Posted: 9/20/2007 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/6/2006
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If anyone's interested, there's an online group starting up to read this classic.  The book has been published online, and chapters will be posted to a blog.  You can read, discuss, and comment with the rest of the group.  Reading begins on Monday.  The site is livejournal.com, and I don't think you need to be a member to see it or discuss it (but your comments will show up as "written by anonymous".  Here's the link:

 

community.livejournal.com/lesmisreadalong/

 



Last Edited on: 9/20/07 4:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 10:36 PM ET
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This isn't a tough read!  I like it so far.  We're on Day 2.  Come join us!

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 9:50 PM ET
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I'm loving it Penny! I'm a little ahead, but Imonna slow down so I can readalong now....just incredible...I guess I'm a classic lit addict....  seems like I always revert back to old timey writing.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 7:24 PM ET
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I read it last year about this time (well, I guess I started in November)

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 11:24 PM ET
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I've read it all the way through, too. I LOVE it.

Tell me, what do you guys think of Les Mis in concert? I prefer the book hands down. The musical just can't catch the flavor of the novel. But other than that, I love the music. I particularly like "At the End of the Day" , "Empty Chairs and Empty Tables" , "One Day More"

What about you? Are there any movie versions of Les Mis that you liked? What do you think of the concert?

Date Posted: 10/9/2007 12:41 PM ET
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(blush)  - I've never seen it. But I did join the LiveJournal list.