*NOTE: Summary lifted from back cover of the book.
Well, well, well…that was an unexpected hiatus. Nevertheless, I am back baby! HAHA!
To get the ball rolling once more, here is my review of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s The Club Dumas. :)
Overall, the book has a very Dan Brown novel feel to it, you know, the ones starring Robert Langdon? However, this one requires a certain level of knowledge on classic (and I think very old) books for one to fully appreciate it, especially on Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, which is probably why I wasn’t able to enjoy it as much as I thought I would at the beginning of the novel. Granted, my knowledge of The Three Musketeers come from the 2011 movie starring Logan Lerman and Milla Jovovich who did a FABULOUS job playing Milady de Winter, btw.
The novel also has a very weird ending (which I kind of ruined because I skipped to the back), kind of anticlimactic but still kind of makes you go AAAHH… (if that makes any sense). I also might have missed something that would have hinted at the ending. MEH.
One thing I did like about this novel (and something I find lacking in Dan Brown’s novels) was the illustrations. HAHA! It’s petty, I know but I find that when reading these sort of novels, it’s helpful to have pictures help you out since it often gets too information heavy. :)
If you’re the type who enjoys/enjoyed Dan Brown novels then this book might be for you.
BOOKWORM RATING (2/5):