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The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Nov 12, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: Yes
Read in October, 2004

Well, this one is a good one. For those who like puzzles this book is a great option. It runs through three lines: Corso, the main character is hired to do some research about an ancient book, of which every copy was burned in Italy in the 16th century, due to charges of witchcraft and satanism. On the other side, it runs along some of the hand written texts the Dumas novel The Three Musketeers and the Count of Montecristo. It also has as an intertext the topic of the Devil in love.

Pérez-Reverte places this novel in Europe, and especially one of the characters turns out to be, in the end, a great acomplishment in narrative terms. Keeps you in with the typical stress of thrillers, but in the background lies a great canvas of literary history and theory that makes this piece a delight for lovers of challenging readings.

Perhaps it is easier to appreciate it if you read it in it's original spanish and not prejudiced by the film version on Roman Polanski, The Ninth Gate.
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