The Count of Monte Cristo
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
Literature
Aug 1, 2018
When it comes to page-turners, The Count of Monte Cristo is the great granddaddy of them all. Despite the novel’s gargantuan dimensions—it runs to more than twelve hundred pages in most editions—each of its chapters is like an exhibit in a compendium of narrative suspense; it’s hard to imagine any thriller plot on page or screen that isn’t foretold in the fantastic adventures of Edmond Dantès, Dumas’s sprawling tale of vengeance, cunning, patience, and hope. As Dantès is transformed from an earnest, responsible young sailor into the unforgettable figure who gives the book its title, he comes to combine the attributes of Odysseus, Robin Hood, a Western gunslinger, and James Bond, meting out his artful and implacable justice with equal doses of vindictiveness and generosity.
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Oct 28, 2018
This novel was so brilliantly plotted that I had to read it twice just to try and figure out how he did it.
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Feb 21, 2019
The best tale of revenge you'll ever read. Even if you've seen one, or all, of the films, don't skip the book. It's simply masterful storytelling.
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Mar 27, 2019
I've never read a 1,000+ page novel as fast as I read "The Count of Monte Cristo." The story, plot, and pacing are just that good and enticing. Easily, this is one of my favorite novels ever written.
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Apr 4, 2019
Suspense, mystery, and chivalry. A must read!
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Apr 8, 2019
This will make you understand the meaning of patience :)
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May 18, 2019
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
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May 21, 2019
Best book I’ve read, Edmund Dantes is an intoxicating character and the book is written so well that I couldn’t put it down, even though it was Heavy
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I thought this was an excellent book. I could hardly put it down. The story of Edmund Dantes and the plot was so interesting.
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Jun 13
One of my top 5 (or maybe top 3) books ever. Long but worth it.
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