The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
Barnes & Nobles Classics series edition
I found this to be quite entertaining at times, quite dull at others, and kept scratching my head the entire time wondering why exactly this is considered a classic. Maybe I’m a little high-brow with what I would call a classic (regardless if I liked it or not), but I wouldn’t put this book beside the likes of Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville.
Of all the characters, I actually liked Milady the best. I find her to be like Ron Rash’s Serena; a villainess you can’t help but not hate. I found Milady’s captivity chapters the most entertaining and interesting of all the scenes in the book. Will she worm her way out? If so, how will she succeed? Maybe I’m a little bit of a contrarian, but I found that the most fascinating scene.