I had planned on seeing this soon. Good to know that this movie is good. it looked great in the adverts. Thanks for no spoiler.
The story was written over a century ago, and it is among the most endearing of Western literature. (Indeed, the movie is a crazy, fast-forward version so you may benefit from a few plot hints. Don't complain of spoilers.)
I bought the novel to read - so having a go at it.
It's a wonderful novel, a page turner. IMHO, Hugo wrote the first Block Buster, saga, multiple character, OTT novel. Victor Hugo invented the genre.
Michener, Rowlings are derivative, even Tolstoi.
RB, I read the novel years ago in Sri Lanka. (In the Livre de poche
edition, there are three books. I ran around Colombo desperately looking for Volume II until I happily found a bookstore with an "international" section. IOW, once you start, it's a page turner.)
PS. Reading Les Misérables
in Sri Lanka was a revelation. It made me understand 1840 France, and 1960 Ceylon, better.
Edited by August1991, 02 January 2013 - 10:03 PM.
"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2