REVIEW: The Club Dumas

THE CLUB DUMAS - Arturo Perez-Reverte

“Lucas Corso is a book detective, a mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas’ masterpiece.”

*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): bookheartsbookhearts

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