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Robin Tell Robin Tell said: "Making slow progress (I always make slow progress) but so far this is just what I'd hoped. The story of the elder Dumas is one of a kind, ranging across social classes at a juncture in French history when everything was being upended. A sort of poign...more "

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"This book is going to set a personal record for "most slowly read." It's always the one living in a backpack, the one I grab when travelling, but rarely sitting anywhere near a chair at home. The dust jacket is battered like an old favorite, and I haven't gotten all the way through it once yet. Random chance really. It is a pretty interesting book, and not a bad choice for something to let sink in slowly." Oct 02, 2010 08:52PM

 
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Robin Tell Robin Tell said: "Well, I've read the preface, and it's clear the author is a bit of a prat. I've seen a few reviews around that warned of this. I'm reading it on a Kindle, which is a bit of an experiment--this is a hand-me-down first edition Kindle with a bum scroll...more "

 

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Making slow progress (I always make slow progress) but so far this is just what I'd hoped. The story of the elder Dumas is one of a kind, ranging across social classes at a juncture in French history when everything was being upended. A sort of poign...more
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