Our Movie Reviews Three Musketeers, The
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: November 8, 2001 (by Scott)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on November 8, 2001

I'm honestly not sure I understood this book. While it was a moderately good book, I didn't see much to make it worth of a classic. Then again, I'm sure it's great if you can appreciate it in its time. But I thought classics were supposed to stand the test of time.

It's always interesting, to me at least, to see how our society has changed books. From what little I recall of seeing Three Musketeers in movies and such, this story bears little resemblance to those stories. It's much more complex a story of political subterfuge than what I've seen. And that's the problem with the story: it's too complex. At times the story delved into issues that I knew were part of the story, but I was having trouble following how they fit in. Once I finished the book, there's still some bits I can't fit into the whole story, and the author obviously went to great extents at the end to tie up all the lose ends.

I'll be the first to admit, that a large part of the problem is my lack of general French history knowledge. Much of the story expects that you already understand some of the bigger players involved, and I didn't. It would be interesting to study some of my missing gaps in French and English history and try reading this book again.

-- Scott and Michelle