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

adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Surprisingly nuanced female characters and a well described, intricate plot! However, I wanted to be in the mind of Dantes during his revenge journey and I was kept at a distance. I also thought the book was too long. I also didn’t like the surprise sexual assault in the story within a story chapter towards the beginning.

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