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August 11, 2013

D'Artagnan et Amis

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
reviewed by Sumin

The Three Musketeers may seem very thick and impossible, but don't judge the book by its cover and thickness! The adventurous and exciting plot, Dumas's beautiful writing, and the interesting setting in the seventeenth-century France will drag you into book.

Our main character, D'Artagnan, is a young, ambitious, and intelligent Gascon boy who made a trip to Paris in order to become one of the musketeers of Louis XIII. Although young, he quickly becomes inseparable friends with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and shines brightly among everyone else to Monsieur de Treville, the captain of all the musketeers. With intelligence, bravery, and skills, D'artagnan and his good friends fight against the evil plots of Cardinal Richelieu, for the loved ones, the Queen, and France.

One big reason why I loved this book so much is Dumas's wonderful style of writing. He portrays the traits of the characters so well and in detail that it sometimes inevitably makes me giggle, admire, smile, or even shiver in horror. I also enjoyed learning a bit of the history of France, since the broad things that happened in the book were the things that actually happened in the past, like the Siege of La Rochelle.

The Three Musketeers is a book that you should never miss, and you definitely wouldn't regret reading it. If you're hungry for more after this, fortunately there are two sequels: Twenty Years After and the more well-known one, "The Man in the Iron Mask."

Posted by library at August 11, 2013 05:41 PM