I was reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I got a little bit obsessed. It’s one of my all time favourite books, though I’d only read it once – now twice. I wasn’t just reading it this time, I’ve been also been studying it, and studying Alexandra Dumas, I even tracked down a copy of Michael Ross’ biography of Dumas, (which as it turns out it’s hard to find literature, in English, on Alexandra Dumas, plenty in French but my two years of studying Francais isn’t up to that task).
See I love Alexandra Dumas, based on just two works The Three Musketeers, (I’ve read all the stories), and the Count of Monte Cristo. I knew who he wrote other stuff, but I hadn’t realised how much other stuff – the guy was prolific, as well as truly fascinating character in his own right, as was his father. However, that’s a post for another day, a nice big long post. In fact, there’s likely to be several posts on the subjects of the Count of Monte Cristo and Alexandra Dumas. I turned a 50 hour read into a 100+ hour project of learning, so obviously I’m going to put you through at least some of that.
However, I’ve finally finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo, next up is The Black Count: Glory, revolution, betrayal and the real Count of Monte Cristo – which is about Alexandra Dumas father, for whom part of the Count of Monte Cristo is based on.
I’m also going to be reading something more modern The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1 , I’ve heard great reviews about this series and I’m only just getting round to starting it, it’s something to look forward to.
I’m looking for inspirations for my reads after this, so feel free to comment with some good suggestions – aside from erotica, I have no limitations on genre, or age.