Original Top Ten Tuesday Prompt: Books and songs and songs and books
Revised Prompt Because I’m an Obnoxious Little Rebel: The Les Miserables Soundtrack. As Books.
Who Am I is a song all about questioning oneself. (If I go, I am condemned. If I stay silent, I am daaaammmnnneeedddd etc.)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is also about questioning oneself. Except instead of the moral battle of whether to turn oneself into prison or not, Mara Dyer is wondering whether she is sane. She is certain she. I mean she’s seeing things, but she’s certain she’s sane. Obviously.
I Dreamed a Dream is a horrifically depressing song. But the singer of it, Fantine, had a purpose. She would do anything for her daughter and that’s what she did.
Me Before You is also horrifically depressing. (Surprise!) But the protagonist Louisa, had just as much purpose as Fantine. Both characters were on a mission to save a life.
Master of the House is about a innkeeper and his wife performing thievery, deception, and other lovely things.
Six of Crows is about a gang performing an epic heist. As you might have guessed, it involves thievery, deception, and other lovely things.
Do You Hear the People Sing is not only sung by some of the best characters in the musical (arguments against this are futile), it pumps you up and makes you want to start a revolution of your own. I am 99% sure this is because of Enjorlas.
An Ember in the Ashes is all about passion and anger, most of it directed towards the terrible government. With revolutionary writing and revolutionary characters, this book would make Victor Hugo proud. (Well. Maybe. I’m not sure if enough people died.)
Yael from Wolf by Wolf would make Enjorlas proud. She doesn’t let romance get in the way of her goal: killing Hitler.
Heart Full of Love is a
disgustingly beautifully sappy song, full of a chorus of voices, all expressing their love. (Enjorlas would be truly disappointed.)
Just One Day is the perfect match to this song, since it’s MY FAVORITE ROMANTIC BOOK EVER. Not only that, it features traveling and coming-of-age magic, something its song counterpart tragically lacks.
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. Ah. The song everyone hates because it turns you into a sobbing munchkin, but loves because it’s so indescribably beautiful.
All the Bright Places gives you the exact same feeling. Despair but awe, tragedy yet hope.
I only made it to 8. But. Well. I tried.
What musicals to book comparisons do you have in mind?