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Blog From Vicki Hopkins: The Many Faces of Erik

Greetings fans and friends!  I would like to share with you the introduction to a blog posted by friend and fellow POTO author, Vicki Hopkins.  Hope you will follow the link to the entire article. (and feel free to post comments here, if you so desire)  How important is it to you as a reader that authors of POTO based novels/books remain faithful to Leroux’s original novel?

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Many Faces of Erik

Vicki writes:
Recently, I answered a series of questions during an interview with The Malta Times regarding my book The Phantom of Valletta. One question posed to me was quite interesting:
“As an adaptation of a popular story, which has been retold in film, musical and literary form, even in children’s literature, how far did you think The Phantom of Valletta should be faithful to Leroux’s work?”

My answer:

“I don’t think there is any absolute that one must be totally faithful to every aspect of the original story. Otherwise, it would hamper the creativity to take the story to new places…”

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The Many Faces of Erik

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