The Phantom Cat of the Opera
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Gaston Leroux's tale of a lovesick spectre who haunts the Paris Opera House, seeking to assuage his unrequited love, is retold quite touchingly in this big, handsome picture book. The novelty is that in the vivid, page filling pictures, all the characters are depicted as cats. The book is visually striking, with a clear if somewhat advanced text carried in white boxes on dramatic double page spreads. Cat lovers should enjoy it, but I couldn't spot what the felinisation added to the original story.