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I first read this classic back in 2006. I actually read it after I watched the film with Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, and Henry Cavill. I loved the movie, so the book had to be read. I was immediately taken with the book, even though I discovered that Dumas wrote a much more complex story and that a lot had been changed for the movie. But, like any true reader will tell you, the book is better. :) I like reading about characters such as Valentine de Villefort, Peppino and Haydee, whom are left out of the movie, and I like that Edmond's father, Louis Dantes, plays a bigger role in the book.
If you have not read The Count of Monte Cristo, I can't make you read it, but, come on, YOU GOTTA READ IT! It can be an intimidating chunkster of a book, but you won't be disappointed. Give it a try, at least. You will be glad you did.
"In the same way as Villefort's chambers communicated with the law courts, the law courts communicated with the prison, that sombre edifice overlooking the clock-tower of Accoules. They wound their way along the passage and at last they came to a door; the commissary knocked on it thrice with an iron knocker, and it seemed to Dantes as if each blow had been aimed at his heart."
"It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live."