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This is not the most profound of novels, but it may be the most compelling Many of its sequences the Diamond Studs, Milady s seduction of Felton, the attempt of The Three to rescue Constance move with remarkable rapidity More notable than these, however, is the entire exposition, something many novelists have found to be a thankless chore, if not a stumbling block It occupies a full sixty pages, 10% of the book, and, although it covers much ground the introduction of our hero, the two principal [...]
I thought that Queen Margot couldn t be topped I should have known better Honestly, I do not have enough space to fully explain all the ways I adore this book But I ll try to condense it First, the four main characters Love, love, love, and love Aramis and Porthos the Merry and Pippin of the group, if you ll excuse the extremely dorkish LOTR cross reference made me laugh D Artagnan was charming even though or maybe because he had multiple moments where, were I in the story, I wouldn t know whet [...]
This is a kick ass novel, and I am indeed kicking my own ass for not having read it earlier I m ashamed to say that I thought it was a children s book My wife indignantly refuses any responsibility for my mistake as she points out, it s entirely my fault if I drew the wrong inferences from the fact that her mother read it aloud to her as an eight year old It turns out, on closer examination of the facts, that Elisabeth s mom must have skipped about a quarter of the text but I digress No, far fro [...]
This is going to take some explaining, but my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to books is Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers.I hear you saying, How on Earth can that be a guilty pleasure I know It s a recognized classic It has far reaching pop culture impact.It s considered one of the greatest adventures ever written It has two of the most memorable villains in literature it has four kick ass action heroes It has sword fights, romance, intrigue, and most people think it has big laughs it does [...]
I m not going to waste time than necessary for this classic The problem seems to come from me, since I couldn t follow a lot of the dialog I couldn t make any sense of what transpired here, especially in the last third of the book.I liked the intrigue with the royal couple of LouisXIII and Anne d Autruche And as soon as these historical characters disappeared from the book did my enjoyment evaporate as well Like I said, I don t want to dwell on this one starred book too much one for all, and al [...]
Most people know the story At the very least, they know about the story or they can quote that famous line I was one of those peeps I had never bothered to read the book because I saw an adaptation or two lolI m so silly So I finally read the book and it was better Surprise, surprise, right There s even MORE pathos, chivalry, swordplay, hails of bullets, swooning maidens, and truly an evil Cardinal and a nasty Milady to butt heads against At first, I honestly thought the over the top preoccupati [...]
I am a drama addict I admit it I don t generally go for comedy I will pick a movie that makes me cry over one that makes me laugh every time, and it is pretty much the same with my books But when I do read something humorous, I love satire, wit, subtle humor Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde or Will Rogers are my style Imagine my surprise that Alexander Dumas has made me laugh aloud in The Three Musketeers They are so over the top, while written as if he is endeavoring to take them seriously I have long a [...]
The initial tale where d Artagnon as a relatively poor, relationless noble arriving in Paris and making friends with the legendary Porthos, Athos and Artemis and subsequently participating in a big adventure is one of the most exhilarating books of the 19th C in French literature While not a children s book due to the difficulty of the French text , the story itself is of course widely known and a favourite for story tellers using abridged or illustrated versions and for movie makers My advice i [...]
If I was a Physicist, I would explain it like this Athos, Porthos and Aramis are like the protons in an atom D Artagnan the neutrons that stabilize it Actually, this would mean they are Lithium So, keep them away from water Or elseunfortunately the King sends them on an expedition to the isles Now, they would have to cross the channel to get there, would they not On their way, however, it shows that rivers and winecellars are no good eithertion reaction Everybody under their desks If I was a Mus [...]
Did you know there were 4 musketeers Did you also know they were not very nice guys One guy won t let his servant ever speak One is having an affair with a married woman, and ridicules her for gifts she buys him Another can t decide whether to have an affair or be a priest, but constantly pinches his ears to make them a attractive color Since they don t seem to be paid much to be musketeers they are constantly grifting off of other people One of their brave deeds is to have breakfast in the mid [...]
908 Les Trois Mousquetaires The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas 1378 10 9644072227 1382 19 1352 .
Remarkable book I have been, on occasion, accused of some sort of self set elitism which suffuses my opinions and critiques on literature It seems people are often likely to think one has an ulterior motive for liking or not liking a book rather than looking at the presented arguments In any case, I would posit this book as the countermand to that sentencing It is not a literary book, as such, as it does not place itself in a deep referential or metaphorical state Though it is certainly influen [...]
I ve had fun reading The Three Musketeers than I ve had with any book in a long time, and my only regret is that I didn t find my way to Dumas sooner It s bursting with swordplay, political intrigue, romance, fortunes won and lost, mistresses kept and stolen, poisoned wine, devious nobility, and vengeance sought and attained What could a reader ask for While The Three Musketeers isn t the most intellectually challenging book ever written though it does offer, in passing, the occasional insight [...]
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Lord of the Rings 2 versus Les Trois Mousquetaires 31 Three musketeers for the elven kings under the skySeven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stoneNine for mortal man, doomed to dieOne for Cardinal RichelieuIt s a beautiful afternoon here at the Coliseum, and they re cleaning up after the Lions v Christians fixture Christians lost as usual, ha ha everyone s looking forward to the main event, we hear they ve got a surprise planned, and by [...]
Well, it was no Count of Monte Cristo, but it was still exciting and dramatic I was much into the second half, when it starts focusing on the diabolical Lady de Winter One disappointment was that I had always envisioned the Three Musketeers to be noble, just, Robin Hood type characters It turns out that, though brave, they are quite selfish and immoral, and tend to murder people with little provocation None of the musketeers was very likable to me Women also don t fare very well here and are ta [...]
It has took me longer than usual to get through this book, but hell, there are so many amazing books to be devoured The Three Musketeers is an exquisite adventure story, with the Fun element on overdrive I mean, this is classic literature with a twist I just loved the sword fights and the utter sarcasm The writing style Dumas uses flows with such ease, and is very humorous I found myself howling a lot than I thought I would I loved the relationship between the Musketeers and how very different [...]
What an adventure Highly recommended.
Y ahora, se ores dijo D Artagnan sin tomarse el trabajo de explicar su conducta a Porthos , todos para uno y uno para todos, esa es nuestra divisa, no es as Pero dijo Porthos Extiende la mano y jura gritaron a la vez Athos y Aramis Vencido por el ejemplo, rezongando por lo bajo, Porthos extendi la mano y los cuatro amigos repitieron a un solo grito la f rmula dictada por D Artagnan Todos para uno, uno para todos.No hay pel cula, serie o filme que le haga honor, o que se le parezca, mantenga a la [...]
I m surprised that d Artagnan and his three friends in so many people eyes are heroes and good guys Because they are not Author has made cruelty, crime and sinful deeds OK if its done by inseparable friends and cloaked it in heroism and gallantry I had a lot what the heck moments Almost every chapter The book is full of Duma s occasional lapses of memory However the story is interesting and the book is a true page turner.
There exist in the world authors from previous eras whose characters have become so ubiquitous in the popular culture that they undergo a strange kind of infantalizing The rather serious philosophical questions Robert Louis Stevenson posed about mind body duality and evolution are passed over in favor of the monster story of wicked Mr Hyde Jonathan Swift s venomous satires of English life are reduced to the tale of an island of little people and an island of giants.And even as I knew this, I ste [...]
4,5 5Une tr s bonne lecture L intrigue met bien 200 pages d coller, mais ensuite, sa complexit et sa construction la rendent assez addictive malgr quelques longueurs Les personnages sont attachants et dr les parce que tr s st r otyp s sauf Milady, qui est si d testable qu on se d lecte de chacune de ses apparitions et de ses manipulations La plume de Dumas, cach e derri re un narrateur assez interventionniste, tait savoureuse, et j ai souri presque chaque page durant la majorit du roman, tant le [...]
The book did not disappoint.All for one and one for all Yes Two is better than one Yet three is much better than two There is something happening every chapter.Fast paced and adventurous it is It s also a little amusing how extremely formal the book is, even the insults are too formal Overall, The Three Musketeers is a book that one must read even once in his life for it is certainly worth the read.
Thrilled by the excellent recent adaptation by the BBC, I decided it was time to finally read The Three Musketeers I have vague memories of borrowing a book with a yellow hardback cover from the library when I was much, much younger But at that precocious age I found the nineteenth century language and over the top tropes of romance and revenge difficult to enjoy, and I don t recall if I ever finished it This time, I did a little research and discovered that Richard Pevear has a relatively new t [...]
Stidim se to sam ovoliko razvukla itanje i moram da priznam da sam se odli no zabavila itaju i je Sjajna pri a o prijateljstvu i odli an podsetnik da sam itanje i zavolela uz ovakve istorijske romane sve mi se vi e sme i ponovno i itavanje An elike samo ovaj put u novom ruhu D
Sangdieu This was good fun I mean, it s mostly dumb fun, like Get Low by Lil Jon or Tropic Thunder or AC DC, but sometimes that is precisely what you need Throughout 700 wrist taxing, if not brain taxing pages Dumas leads us, his readers, a merry dance across France and occasionally England , without ever really acknowledging the absurdity and joyful irreverence of his narrative Indeed, The Three Musketeers is so absurd as to approach the level of evil genius Morbleu Parbleu Etc.It s interesting [...]
Although not as epic and awesome as The Count of Monte Cristo, I fully realize that nothing could be as epic and awesome as The Count This, though, was super fun to read Five big gold stars.
I m surprised that no one has done a reworking of this book with Milady and Richelieu as the heros, and the Musketeers as the villains It wouldn t take much of a twist at all With the exception of one event, the former are no villainous than the latter That is, unless, you take Dumas word for it In that case, Milady is pure evil, and the tale is one fit perfectly for kids Fortunately, the story he tells is richer than the gloss the narrator sometimes tries to put on it.Let s look at the charact [...]