I have had great success teaching this novel having students present individual chapters. I first present a teacher model presentation on "The Book of the Grotesque." The great thing about this project is that students present, produce short quizzes, and grade each other. It's possibly my favorite unit of the year. I have used this approach with low-level, college prep, and AP juniors.
This product contains a sample presentation along with directions for student presentations. Also included on the last slide is a sample outline and the rubric.