Hello Everyone, We are reading some classics for the month of April and May. For the month of May the book is "The Count of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas père (Author), Robin Bus. A real page turner and a classic! I want to give everyone some time to read this book as it is LONG, which is why it is scheduled for April. It is one of my husband's favorite books (you see a theme here HA) and a classic,.....so I thought it would be a nice change for us. Anyway, the gist of the book is it is about a man who was wrongly accused and put in jail, and seeks vengence. It is a love story also. See you then! Cheers! Kirstie
Review of the book: Warning: Do NOT pick this book up and start it if you have something that you need to do in the next day or three. You won't be able to put the book down, or if you do, you'll move zombielike through your everyday tasks while your mind stays with the adventures of Edmund Dantes. The Count of Monte Cristo is a delicious book, full of intrigue, great fight scenes, love, passion, and witty social satire. Dumas has a wonderful grasp of human nature and a talent for rendering all the follies of man in delightful, snappy prose. I immediately recognized people that I know (yes, even myself) in his vivid characters, which made the book all the more engaging to me. Some people might be put off by the size of the book -- it's a pretty hefty volume -- an tempted to buy the abridged version. Don't! I've heard from people who've read both versions that the abridged version is a pathetic, washed out shadow of the full novel. At any rate, as thick and impossibly long as The Count of Monte Cristo may seem when you open it for the first time, you'll feel as though it's far too short by the time you get to the last page.
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