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El Dorado by Emmuska Orczy
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Read from July 18 to August 10, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Her writing style is definitely too gushing, her dramatic descriptions of the characters' emotions at every turn are annoying and break the rule of show-don't-tell, and the ending — while satisfying and believable — seemed too easy, particularly after the prolonged, suspenseful buildup. The movie does a remarkable job of adapting and condensing the ending; and even though the plot is altered, it preserves the characters and narrative arc. The movie also waters down Armand's betrayal, and I actually like it better that way. Nevertheless, a great story, worth the read.
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