Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Loved this book!  It was so good.  Granted, it was long, but once I got over that and just enjoyed the story, it was amazing.  Think of it as undertaking a television series.  Usually you want it to be long.  To go on for 8 seasons (or something like that) so that all the characters and story lines can be fully developed.  If it had been short, like a 2 or 3 season long TV show (like Pushing Daisies -did anyone else feel like that ended way too soon?) It wouldn't have been as good. Actually, it would be an awesome TV show...
Anyway, It did take me 4 months to read, but I read like 5 or 6 books in between as well.
The movie of The Count of Monte Cristo is so good, but so condensed and completely different.
So read it.  You will love it.

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Lisa K said...

This was the first "classic" I ever read and it got me hooked on reading old books. Especially if there's a mystery involved!

Missy said...

I LOVE this book... like a lot. So much that I made Joey read it and he too loves it. So so so good. I actually have an abridged version of it, and hosted a book club on this book and decided I didn't miss out on too much info, but one day I will tackle the unabridged.
And yes, Pushing Daisies totally ended way too soon. The "third season" is some comic book something or other, according to wikipedia.