And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little in love with you.
It’s Valentine’s Day.. and I’m spending it alone, yet again! I’m totally not bothered about spending my 15th Valentine’s Day alone, seriously! I’m the 21st Century equivalence to Éponine Thénardier. The title of this blog links beautifully to the theme of the day, what a coincidence. Anyway moving swiftly on (I always try to find an excuse to use this phrase, I love it)!, I just finished reading THE best book that I’ve read in a while.
A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher tells the heart-breaking tale of Éponine from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. I cannot even begin to justify quite how beautifully written this novel is, I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. A character who steals and lives a dishonest life, though not through her own choice, is portrayed in such a way that you cannot help but to feel sorry for. The development of literary genius which is Les Misérables has somehow been made that touch better thanks to Susan Fletcher. You sure will be humming along to the Les Mis soundtrack whilst reading it. You will ugly cry, be warned!
I CANNOT URGE YOU ENOUGH TO READ IT, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE?
Guess what? I’m seeing Les Misérables in London’s West End on Tuesday and I cannot contain my excitement. I feel like I might spontaneously combust. I will most definitely be blogging about my London adventure this week so be sure to read it.
DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? SINGING THE SONG OF ANGRY MEN!