Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
I'll be honest with you: this book, unabridged, is huge. I read it because I'm a little bit stubborn about not liking to read abridgments, but that might be the wiser way to go for most people. You can cut 200 pages and lose nothing important; after that you have to start compromising. Abridged or unabridged, though, it's Victor Hugo's masterpiece and one of the greatest books ever written.
I too am a longtime ben folds fan. Love that he makes the live shows such an engaging experience. Great showmanship and musicianship.
my dad met him in a casino. said he's a good guy.... which makes me glad since he is so talented.