Time to check in and see how everyone’s doing so far in the book!
Just an FYI, I will be making some references to the movie during the read-along, but I’ll try not to give away anything important so I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it!!
Confession: I’m probably behind all of you :P. But that is a-okay. Y’all keep plugging along. And any spoilers in comments will not bother me so chat away, if you’d like. However, a pace of 2.5 chapters per day brings us to chapter 42 so, please no comments about anything beyond that. Thanks :)
Let me just say that it took me a minute to shift gears and get used to how different it is from the movie!! Book shock, much? I don’t know, maybe that’s just me. But I am really enjoying it despite the longwinded bits (again, maybe that’s just me!).
I like the fact that you get the political, historical backdrop in the book, although, I must confess, I sort of yawned my way through it. I also loved reading the father-son relationship between Abbe Faria & Dantes. That was really touching.
But probably the one thing that THREW ME OFF was Fernand! If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I mean. Oh my goodness, I was not expecting him to hate Edmond from the beginning. Well then, this story is going in a completely different direction than I anticipated! I’m excited to see what happens!
Can’t wait to see how ya’ll are doing so far!
I’ve decided to do a giveaway for this read along like I did for The Pilgrim’s Progress. It’s real simple: each comment you make counts as an entry. The person with the most comments at the end of the event can choose a book from either my CLASSICS CLUB LIST or my READING LIST. So comment away!!
Happy, happy reading :)