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kissed peach
09-08-2005, 10:18 AM
Well, first off - make sure you've watched the movie BEFOREhand... or else you won't enjoy it as much later!

This book is a Romantic novel from the 1800's by Alexandre Dumas. Big on adventure, scandal, deceit, secrecy, and the big one - vengeance. We had to read it for our advanced senior English class -summer reading!-, but I didn't talk to anyone who didn't like it. It was a GREAT story with lots of twists and turns, awesome character development, and a good ending.

Highly recommended!

Vennila X Vana
09-09-2005, 09:13 PM
We watched the movie in our french class but it was in french and this was like my first year so I only understood about 1/4 of it. It looked good, so I wanna see it in English.

09-09-2005, 09:45 PM
Talking about Alexandre Dumas, as forum community leader can I go a little off topic?, has anybody read the Three Musketteers or saw the modern version of The Man in the Iron Mask. I recommend both of those. I read one three years ago and saw the movie a year ago and liked both. I have not had a chance to see the movie, but it is good. For some reason I see similar themes in all three books.

kissed peach
09-11-2005, 12:28 AM
I haven't read or seen that, but I have looked up a lil bit on Dumas, and he does use similar themes in all of his writing. He was a serial writer for the French newspapers back then, so his Romantic style was mostly based on politics, suicide, deceit, money, that kinda stuff. Very very great writer. I'm sure I'll end up reading The Three Musketeers though, at some point!

09-13-2005, 10:58 AM
Let me go a little off topic as well please.

I am an avid reader of classic books, but the best ever one was Tess of The D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. It's the story of a young girl who has to go through loads of bad stuff in her life. There's the film as well, for any of you who prefer not reading. :nuts:

09-20-2005, 10:07 PM
I saw the movie - the Count of Monte Cristo and it's defintely more fun if you've read the book or are at least familiar with the story - otherwise some parts are confusing