Unlike what I thought it would be like, I didn't LOVED the Hunchback of Notre Dame.First, because of the straightforward writing. I respect Victor Hugo very much, but his writing was composed of facts & unending descriptions that made me want scream. Maybe it's because I'm more used to more metaphor-filled writing. Either way, I wasn't a fan of Victor Hugo's writing.Secondly, if not for the writing, which was marvelous, but like I said, tedious at times. The story itself would have been a huge disappointed me, although I understand that at the time it was original, nowadays it's just a tad bit too cliché. What I did loved was the tragedy & dramatic-full storyline. OVERALL, the book is great, not what you should expect if you have the Disney movie in mind.