Sunday, October 27, 2013

94. The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
1844
Around 600 pages













I think I have mentioned this before but I always sort of dread writing about my all time favorite books. I guess I am afraid I will not do them justice or leave out key points (certainly I did not do justice when I recommended it to my best friend Mara since it laid abandoned in her room for several months before I got it back).  This is one of those books that I have to a copy of wherever I stay and might just be my favorite novel of all time.

This is one of the most famous stories of all time.  In fact, there were so many possible pictures I could have put on this post that I simply had to judge which one had the hottest guys.  A tough choice, but I did what I could.

This is the story of d'Artagnan who leaves his home to go join the Musketeers of the Guard.  D'Artagnan meets and befriends Porthos, Athos, and Aramis and they engage in many adventures, my favorite being attempting to defeat Milady, who might possibly be one of the greatest villains of all time.

So many scenes in this novel are perfect.  I remember being in study hall (I first read this in high school) and laughing out loud as d'Artagnan met each of the musketeers.  People thought I was extremely weird for laughing by myself, but hey, everyone thought I was weird in high school.  The dialogue is amazing, often being both profound and hilarious.

This book has everything a great adventure should have: love, duels, friendships, danger, and, of course, really attractive people.  Absolutely perfect.

RATING: *****

Interesting Facts:

Can we all agree that you cannot say a group is like The Three Musketeers unless you can name all three musketeers?  And anyway, the friendship was between the four of them so really that is a stupid thing to say if you are trying to describe a group of friends.

Trailer for one the many adaptations of this story:

UP NEXT: La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas.  So excited!

3 comments:

  1. I loved this book! It was recommended by a great reader friend of mine, and I am so glad she suggested I read it! I do often forget their names so not sure if I would dare compare a group to the Three Musketeers....Great book--great review!

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  2. It's always such a pleasant surprise while reading the books on this list, particularly the pre 20th Century ones, after reading so many boring books to come across exciting, easy to read fun, well written ones. I never cease to be amazed!

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  3. I agree, Malia and Diana-that's understandable haha.

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