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The Count of Monte Cristo - A Swashbuckling, Adventurous Reading Group


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 5:26:15 AM PDT
Denise says:
Oh yes! In fact, I could probably even guess what some of them are!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 5:27:12 AM PDT
Even the plot summary I found online was longer than 4 Disney chapters;-)

I think we should do one in verse, like the one for Hamlet:
Hamlet thought Claudius a traitor
For having it off with the Mater
"Revenge Dad or not?"
That's the gist of the plot
And he did, nine soliloquies later...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 5:29:11 AM PDT
Denise says:
I love it

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 5:31:45 AM PDT
The answer is always face :-)
Time for my reading. Have a lovely day all

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 7:20:11 AM PDT
Montana Mo says:
How does everyone feel about the style of writing, such as the rather formal style of interaction and the lack of profanity? Is that harder or easier to follow?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 7:22:19 AM PDT
It feels like I'm reading a Masterpiece Theater script. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 8:03:35 AM PDT
Denise says:
I'm happy with lack of profanity (though you can really hear their intent!) but it's always just a slight adjustment to get into the mode of older, more formal language. On occasion, I will switch to an audio version for classics because it's somehow easier to listen to someone else reading it who doesn't feel stymied by the style. Again, I suppose that's like seeing Masterpiece Theater. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:57:22 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Oh please please please!!! Post this as a "Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis" on Shelfari's book page! - http://www.shelfari.com/books/9491032/Hamlet !

I'd do it but I think YOU should get the edit-credit!

Just love that Northern Lights.

DL

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:00:51 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I cannot follow the reading plan as scheduled. This book is too good to put down!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:09:17 AM PDT
haha glad you are enjoying the book so much... I myself am a bit ahead, that's alright. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:20:42 AM PDT
Denise says:
I just read it two years ago, so am able to pace myself a little more easily, I suppose :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 12:17:47 PM PDT
It isn't mine, sorry - my RenLit professor taught us that one back in the 90s:)

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 5:03:24 AM PDT
Denise says:
Today's READING (for those on the daily plan) is chapter 6. It's not as long as yesterday's.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:07:40 AM PDT
Damblit! I think I'm behind already

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:14:29 AM PDT
Chapter 5 actually dragged a bit for me, I knew what was going to happen so I just wanted it over with so I could get to the good bits!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:24:13 AM PDT
Denise says:
Nope, nope, nope. People like you are not to notice the daily schedule. The only one that matters for you is that by the 23rd you are to be ready to discuss the first eleven chapters! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:46:32 AM PDT
well, to be fair you have started the book a couple times with different versions, if not for that you'd be on track. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 6:51:33 AM PDT
Susan H says:
Thanks for putting the daily reading out there. It helps me stay on track.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 7:30:47 AM PDT
Denise says:
Oh, it's nice to hear some feedback! That will keep me posting it for sure. Thanks, Susan. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 9:45:36 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I am 20 chapters ahead...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 9:46:16 AM PDT
Just save some for the discussion!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 11:01:04 AM PDT
Denise says:
I can certainly understand that! I'm forcing myself to go slow so I'll be able to discuss without having to censor myself. When we had the discussion thread for LotR earlier this year I had to constantly think about what chapters we were allowed to talk about, but I know that one inside and out. This one I've only read once or twice before and thought it would be harder if I went ahead.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 5:33:57 PM PDT
I'm way ahead of Chapter 6, I'm over half way through. I was just wondering, though, which version most people are reading. I am reading this one: The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics). It is a more recent translation, and is either 1316 pages, or 1252 pages depending whether you believe the product page or the page numbers on the Kindle itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:42:39 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I am reading the free one from Project Gutenberg. Don't have the money this month for new books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 5:44:13 PM PDT
I actually bought this one a while ago, I am just now reading it.
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