A. Dumas wrote adventure novels and I had never read something of the sort. I’m a drama-existentialist-classic romance-book  kind of girl.

The introduction of the Dumas collection I have (Library of Essential Writers Series, Barnes and Noble) stated that Dumas was an expert in having the reader sit on the edge of the seat through each chapter and not being able to wait until the next page; he always manages to make you ask for more. The dialogues are fun and witty; characters can be mischievous and at least I found myself actually rooting for the ones that caused the whole fuss.

Each character is well outlined and has a specific agenda that is not lost during the whole novel. D’artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis represent their philosophy perfectly and blend in so well that it is not hard to believe that they are good friends and help each other out because they are Musketeers, and the famous phrase “One for all and all for one” is mentioned but only once in the roughly 400 page novel, yet  from that moment on camaraderie never leaves the four. 

I was trapped by the story and couldn’t put the book down. The ending was just perfect and precise. It was a really good book.

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