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As for the annotations, I wish they were not in the back of the book.
The relationships between the characters weren't even the same, and I felt that although the story itself was good, I couldn't identify with it.
If you like the film, if you like films in general, if you like the cinema, this book is absolutely indispensible.
I enjoyed watching the movie, and I know I'll enjoy reading the novel. Tim Burton is a horror movie genius.Published 5 months ago by Sarah Courtney Rose
This is the original 1847 "penny dreadful" version of Sweeney Todd (originally entitled "The String of Pearls: A Romance"). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joel E. Mitchell
That book is a marvellous treasure. It is dedicated to the film of Tim Burton and hence to Johnny Depp whose bleak and disquieting face is on the cover all surrounded by red and... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Jacques COULARDEAU
This version of the popular Sweeney Todd horror story is prefaced by an introduction to the curious life of the story. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by FicktionPhotography
AMAZING MOVIE! if you like JD, musicals, morbid subjects or all of the above its awesome, great direction and cinematography. catchy songs too!Published on September 20, 2009 by LGusty
This book was in my opinion marketed under false pretenses. I did enjoy it, but like a lot of people quickly realized this was not the story we saw in the movies. Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by K. K. Jo
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a book by Robert L. Mack, who's evidently an expert on the subject of Sweeney Todd, as he's also author of The Wonderful and... Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by Stephanie De Pue
Having already watched the movie version and Broadway production, I was ready to delve into the story of Sweeney Todd. Read morePublished on June 20, 2008 by C. G.
This is one of the 1800's Sweeney Todd stories, originally titled, "The String of Pearls". It has 39 chapters, and although a good story, different from the Sondheim version. Read morePublished on May 6, 2008 by T. Jaquish