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A book that completely put forth Victor Hugo’s power of description in front of his myriad readers, there are not too many children who have not heard of this story. Made more child-friendly by Disney’s portrayal, the story of Quasimodo, the hunchback who lives in the shadows of the bell towers of Notre-Dame, is haunting to put simply. With the gypsy dancer, Esmerelda, and the priest Claude Frollo leaves the reader shuddering as they place themselves in the place of these mysterious characters.
What makes this book stand out?
The inability of the author to fail in describing the stark, raw emotions of the characters take the story to another level hidden by sarcasm.
Read it for
The story has a sense of tragic irony and again is one of those stories you should read at least once. If you don't, it's you who misses out.
Don't read it for
Don't read it expecting a light read. It has much more depth than the title, and all the hunchback comedies you have seen suggests.