A review by shannasbookshelf
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas père

adventurous challenging emotional hopeful mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Updated Review
”There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.”
This book is my absolute favorite classic book. I’ve returned to it for re-reads since 2019. (This was my 3rd re-read.) Honestly, I am never disappointed with this book. I also recently got myself a special, leather bound edition of the book which I am so happy with (the blue & gold one with some red accents). I can’t explain why this book has had such an impact on me, but it has. Although it’s long (just over 1,000 pages depending on the edition), it is such an amazing book and deserves at least an attempt to read, if not one read.

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