The Count of Monte Cristo
What a fantastic, twisted tale! Though I've seen the modern film adaptation, the book was full of surprises and, as always, much, much better.<br/><br/>The words take readers to a time and place both beautiful and ridiculous, proper and covered with a thick facade. However, the life lessons contained within are timeless and on point. The action keeps the pages turning, or, in this case, the "next installment" link busy.<br/><br/>On a personal note, the last chapter, "The Fifth of October," where the Count's fate is realized, was special to me because that is my wedding anniversary.