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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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Mar 02, 2008

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Well, it was no Count of Monte Cristo, but it was still exciting and dramatic. I was much more into the second half, when it starts focusing on the diabolical Lady de Winter. One disappointment was that I had always envisioned the Three Musketeers to be noble, just, Robin Hood-type characters. It turns out that, though brave, they are quite selfish and immoral, and tend to murder people with little provocation. None of the musketeers was very likable to me. Women also don't fare very well here and are talked about in quite unsettling terms. Dumas definitely has a gift for dialogue, though, and it's hard not to be sucked into his world of intrigue and passion.
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Pete Jordan I agree. Monte Cristo is my favorite book of all time. Although Dumas' skill in bringing this world to life is on full display, there just isn't anyone to root for. All four heroes are arrogant drunken a$@holes who are only acting fir their own glory.

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