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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Mar 05, 11

bookshelves: teachable
Recommended to Melissa by: Joel
Read in February, 2011

I loved this book. I had hoped I would and started it several times in the past few years and ended up putting it down before I finally got far enough into it to be hooked. But this time I stuck with it until about page 100 (thanks to my friend Joel's encouragement) and then I was committed.

I'm so glad I did. Once I got into it, it only took me about four days to finish (granted, some of them were at the beach and I had no other responsibilities. Ahhhhh. What a wonderful memory.) I just regret that I went with the abridgment (which still seemed pretty daunting to me at 500 pages). I'm tempted to go back right away and read it in its entirety, but maybe I should wait a few months.

Oh Dantes.

I loved the end. So rare. I thought it was realistic, meaningful, redemptive and satisfying.
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