Monday, November 27, 2017

Book 9 of 2017 -- Man in the Iron Mask

IT is a tragedy.  Did not expect that.

This is of course a follow up to The Three Musketeers but unlike the movie the novel is undoubtedly a tragedy.  I mean the plot fails, the heroes are destroyed, there are deaths...

In fact other than the names and personality traits of the characters and the existence of a twin brother to the king of France the novel and the movie barely resemble each other.

In the end I think it is actually a better, certainly more believable story than the movie.  A good read, plodding in spots but that is the style of these old novels.

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