Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Count of Monte Cristo - First Impressions

     I really have to say that I'm quite surprised with The Count of Monte Cristo. I'll admit that I read a lot of classic books without having much clue what the book is about. The only thing that I had heard about this book is that it dealt with revenge for past wrongs inflicted on the main character. While that may be the overall feeling the book leaves with a reader as it must take place later on in the story, I'm quite impressed that Dantes is not completely consumed with revenge. He first takes care of those who remained loyal to him even after he had been marked as a traitor. It took me quite a few chapters before I was really drawn into the plot. I was a bit lost in the beginning as I'm not very educated about France during the Napoleon era. The Count of Monte Cristo is quickly becoming a book that I enjoy more than I had expected.


  1. I agree, Laurie, the Count of Monte Cristo is a great story. I haven't read the book yet, but did watch the movie. Gerard Depardieu takes the part of Dantes. I imagine the book will be even better.

  2. I haven't read the book yet (it's on my shelf and my TBR list), but I've seen the movie. I love classic novels a lot. New follower. =)

  3. I never read this, but I did see the parody on The Simpsons. That counts, right?