Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lora recommends...

The Man Who Laughs
is a very emotional and rather scary book I read a while ago. It tells the story of a boy, who got kidnapped when he was a child and then was tortured. This torture was inspired by the fact that at the time the book was written, people found it funny to see "freaks" in the circus. So Hugo tells beforehand of all the other kids, who were, for example, put in a box so their bones got deformed. The laughing man got his mouth extended so that it looked like he was laughing all the time, but on the inside he was very sad.

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