Reviews of Count of Monte Cristo, the (1845)
Review by Beaver (2010-10-30)
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books. I think this is the third time I've read it, but the first time I've read this translation (Robin Buss). The book is over 1000 pages, but it is a fast paced, easy read. The story is a torrid plot of revenge and redemption. The plotting is intricate and is a real page turner. A true definition of a classic! 10/10
Review by prizmski (2003-03-08)
An amazing tale by one of the greatest storytellers of all time, The Count of Monte Cristo is excellent. It tells the story of young Edmund Dantes who seems to be living life to its fullest. Just before getting married to the woman of his dreams, he is falsely accused of murder and sent to an island prison to spend the rest of his life incarcerated. As the story progresses, young Edmund Dantes finds himself a mentor and friend inside the prison, who teaches Edmund about a new life. Included in this new life is the possibility of escape and exacting a calculated revenge on those who falsely accused him, as well as finding his long-lost love. This book is the epitome of a romance-adventure, done perfectly by Dumas. Once you start this book, you'll have trouble putting it down!
Review by dvogel (2003-03-08)
I've read this book twice. Both times were absolutely amazing. If you have seen the 2002 film by the same name, disregard everything in the film before you read this book. Two key portions of the story and major influences on the main character were left out of the movie.