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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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Dec 20, 2007

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Read in January, 2006

With the story as well-known as it is I expected this classic to be a literary masterpiece, so I was a bit suprised when it turned out that it is far from that. It is one long ride of uncalled-for swashbuckling, intrigues, heroism, witticisms and romance - in other words pulp. Any deeper motives for all this action are, as far as I know, missing. The motives of the characters were at times beyond grasping, as their view on what matters in life on some points doesn't even resemble ours. But does it matter? Not at all.

If you ever want to read a fun, adventurous book and pretend that you know your literature at the same time, then I recommend this book.
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