Book Review

Book Review : The Count Of Monte Cristo


It took me 4 months to read this 1200 page classic, on my phone using Aldiko Book Reader. Classic literature has always been my favorite, but I have never been able to read a book with too ‘heavy’ verbiage. Initially, I had to struggle with word meanings, as Alexandre Dumas displayed his prowess through beautiful usage of his vocabulary. Apart from the language, flawless grammar, and a style of writing worthy of a legendary writer, it was the story that gripped me from the start to the end.
This was a story of love, suffering, power and vengeance.

There is a hero, with a heart as gentle and pure as the princes of fairytales, who is about to get married to the love of his life. But we have villains, who out of envy, deceive him, tear him away from his perfect life, cast him into prison, where he suffers for fourteen years. He goes through hell and by the hand of providence, emerges as a god, sworn to take revenge on those who made him suffer.
The events, twists, turns, dialogues, depictions in this story are hair raising to say the least. Every character has been painted with exquisite detail. The end is glorious, better than what one would expect from a story of vengeance.
I would recommend my dear readers to read this book once in your life, it is definitely worth it, if you enjoy literature that has a heart, that has passion, and above all, meaning.
A quote to end this post…

Until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, “Wait, and Hope”.

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6 thoughts on “Book Review : The Count Of Monte Cristo

  1. will read this book. thanks for sharing!

    my own misconception is that Dumas wrote “The Casque of Amontillado”… hahaha that might make Edgar Allan Poe sadder..if he and I were friends and he’s still alive. Anyways this book and that short story introduced me to both writers. teehee

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