Monday, July 12, 2010

The One That Nearly Defeated Me...



The Count Of Monte Cristo looked so promising when I first started it. The tale of a man wrongly imprisioned on the eve of his wedding, left to languish in a prison cell for numerous years until one day he escapes and seeks to avenge the men who betrayed him. In practice the tale sounds mesmorizing but 1400 pages is why too long for this story. It has taken me over 3 weeks to finish and I've lost count of how many times I put the book down, after desperately trying to get to grips with the tale. At one point I even considered giving up altogether, but it's on my task list and therefore I have to complete it - that's what I kept telling myself anyway - and complete it I did, this morning, thank goodness! Now on to Brideshead Revisited which I hope is a little less tedious.

2 comments:

FitForNothing said...

My partner has just started this book and she is well impressed with your 3 weeks...

She too is finding it a challenge but she intends to persevere with it.

Brideshead Revisited may not be much easier...

Janette Jones said...

although the premise of this story was good, I found the book way too long winded and I think I pushed myself to read it as quickly as possible otherwise I would have given in - hope your wife has better luck!