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So, I borrowed the Count of Monte-Cristo from library...

Thanks to the plumbing renovation and thesis schedule it took me three weeks to finish reading. I kind of felt like collecting my Tumblr update doodles about the experience here. 

(Maybe I should borrow the three musketeers too, they're from the same author...)

Warning, the comments down here might include spoilers.
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fruitbatslyra's avatar
fruitbatslyra|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard that was an amazing book, I know they made an anime of it too, but I'd love to read the book. :)
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sindos's avatar
sindos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is SUUUUCH an amazing book. There's a second part too. Not as good, but good nonetheless.
The three musketeers is okay, but the second and third part I loved them, so yes, recommended! 8)
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Lordfell's avatar
Oh my gosh The Count of Monte-Cristo! It's a classic and although it can be hard to decipher what's going on at points, it all comes together at the end brilliantly!
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PaintedSerenity's avatar
I used to wonder how the hell people could read such large books until I found the Eragon series and fell in love <3 The books are pretty large (well the first one isn't really) and there's four of them. When I first started reading them I thought 'oh dear this is going to take agesss' but now that I've read them all I wish there were more XD
I haven't really read a lot of non-fantasy books to be honest. I should really, now I'm getting older but I don't think I could ever grow out of fantasy books, I love them to much <3
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Sanhanian's avatar
Sanhanian|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do that all the time. I usually don't want to give my library books back
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Negaduck9's avatar
This is exactly why I don't  use the library.  Borrowing books from them involves giving them back!
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Bloodwolf-Xx|Hobbyist General Artist
Yep I know how you feel. Whereas I have never read a book this big I love reading and at the moments I am hooked on a new series that I don't want to put down.Bookworm . 
Also I don't know about you but I hate people bothering me when I am reading .Bookworm Scare I like to get engrossed in a book and it's world. 
Can you see the scenes in your head when you read? I love that it's what makes me love reading so much.
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Sasiadragon|Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you will recommend? I need to read wider, and I've found I kinda like other things than fantasy. I really like the way you draw books btw. And your papermonkey's little tail.
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Paperiapina's avatar
Paperiapina|Professional General Artist
I do very much recommend! It is a mammoth of a book (and has tons of characters to keep track of), but worth the read.

Yeah, I used to stick to fantasy when I was younger, but I have since noticed that being good isn't exclusive to a single genre. So many hidden treasures, spread around in places I didn't know to look for.
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Sasiadragon's avatar
Sasiadragon|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it'll be a challenge with the characters, but I'll write it down and make an attempt!

Exactly how I feel. I tend to like 'journey'-stories the most (with a goal and a journey of some kind to achieve it) but there's a ton of good books out there. It's always good to get some reccomendations when exploring new genres, though. A bad start can really ruin your realtionship with specific kindsof books.
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Aegis-L's avatar
"FWAPAMM"...
This made me laugh a lot ! English onomatopoeias are really fun to listen to !
I read the Count of MonteCristo in French, but I found it soooo boring...The Three Musketeers is indeed better :)
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Rogancryd|Hobbyist General Artist
There's an adapted version for kids (which I snuck for my own reading when I used to work the library shelves :B ) that does wonders for bringing in a genuinely interested youth. For all the wrong reasons, though...

Random fella: "...so he's kinda like Batman, just less cool."

Me: *after 15 minutes of my life trying to explain the epic tale of a dedicated man's vengeance* "... ..." :facepalmheaddeskOW:

The struggle to educate and inspire continues.
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Imortal-Night|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay  book.
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The-Raven-Soul's avatar
My mum made me read the three musketeers. I gave up half-way through. My dad is suggesting Count of Monte-Cristo though, says it's a much easier and more entertaining read.
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woofarfman's avatar
OH! You read the Count of Monte-Cristo too?! I just finished that recently! What was your favorite moment?
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Paperiapina's avatar
Paperiapina|Professional General Artist
Yay for good books! 8D

Umh, the entire book? So many good moments to choose from.
The first thing that popped in my mind when I thought about it, was the moment when Morrel told the count about being in love with Valentine, and the count went: "Aw shit, now I have to un-doom one of the Villeforts!" but still went to great lengths to do it anyway. Also the duel bit between the count and Albert, with Mercedes talking him out of killing her son.
Oh, and I really, really liked when he went back to visit his prison cell near the end of the story, it was really moving.

Pfff, so many great moments to choooooooose!
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NearaHoshi|Hobbyist General Artist
last picture..best one of them all XD
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dracostarhome's avatar
XD  you could earn that money with a couple of commission pieces  XD

I'm just sure between work and your normal stuff  you wouldn't have time for those   XD

But dang, over 1,000 pages... how long did it take you to read it?
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Tauchawee|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me, there's nothing better than a great book. It's a chance to escape, and you treasure it! I highly recommend the Three Musketeers, it's beautifully written.
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D-Rock92|Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling if it's a great read. Haven't read that book, though.
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merrypaws's avatar
My brother told me some choice bits about The Three Musketeers. There was something about Athos barricading himself in a wine cellar and shooting at anyone who tried to get him out.

Apparently, the movies didn't show us nearly all the best parts. XD
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Paperiapina's avatar
Paperiapina|Professional General Artist
Pfffft! I might have to read that. xD
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WitchyThing|Professional Writer
Dumas did a lot of great stuff for sure (I recommend Robin Hood!). He also had fabulous hair. 

I do the same thing with books. If I find something I love, I usually end up buying it. The problem is that I'm now out of room on my shelves, and it definitely doesn't help that I work at a library and bring home a lot of free stuff!
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keywii's avatar
Is it sad I read the page number before the book title and knew it was the count of Monte Cristo? lol...read that book like 5 times..
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