Wednesday, March 08, 2006

 

Book 7: The Three Musketeers


Oh my word! It took me f..o..r..e..v..e..r to finish this book and get another lousy post up. Oh well. I liked "The Three Musketeers." I gave it a smiley face. After reading "The Club Dumas" by Arturo Perez-Reverte, I thought I should give this classic a shot. It's not quite like the Gene Kelly movie I enjoyed as a kid, nor is it exactly like the Charlie Sheen version. I found the book a little tedious, and am not sure what the whole over-arching plot was, because so much happens. The characters are the classic virtuous heroes of much 19th century literature: they are honorable, brave and highly skilled at swordplay. They love adventure and fighting for king and country, therefore they never do anything too scandalous (sadly). I was a little surprised though at how much sex was in this book. Dumas was a Frenchman, so perhaps that explains it. So anyhoo, I'm not saying much that's interesting or productive. Am glad I read this book, it was a fairly easy read, however not as engaging as I would have liked. A classic that's good to have under your belt, I would recommend.

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