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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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really liked it
bookshelves: owned-tbr

I ended up enjoying this novel a lot more than I thought I would. For it's size it was very fast paces and things were happening constantly. There was love, betrayal, deceit, revenge, adventures, and travels. There were pirates, princes, and many other works of life. When I sat down to read this book I would fly through it. I really enjoyed seeing parallels through some of the characters as well as seeing people struggle with right and wrong, and trying to define justice. This was most definitely an adventure pushed by a mans need for revenge.

The one thing I did not like was at times it was hard to keep track of who is who. I ended up going onto spark notes and printing out the character list and it really helped. When/if you read this you will see why I needed to a little bit of help to keep track of this.

There are some dark themes in this book, so be warned. There is some gruesome stuff, stories of past wrongs that were a little detailed as well, and some talk of self harm. I do not have difficulty with reading about these themes, but I know that others might so I thought I would mention.
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Reading Progress

December 25, 2018 – Shelved
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 25, 2018 – Shelved as: owned-tbr
January 14, 2019 – Started Reading
January 14, 2019 –
page 103
January 23, 2019 –
page 144
January 24, 2019 –
page 174
January 31, 2019 –
page 199
February 8, 2019 –
page 298
February 13, 2019 –
page 404
February 20, 2019 –
page 501
February 28, 2019 –
page 603
March 3, 2019 –
page 715
March 9, 2019 –
page 814
March 9, 2019 –
page 1004
March 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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