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Book 869 Arturo Perez-Reverte – The Dumas Club

October 12, 2010

 

 

If you like thrillers then The Dumas Club is, without any doubt , a thriller’s thriller AND it’s a thriller about books. Since I also work in a library which deals with antique literature ( although the oldest volume we have dates back to the 16th century) , I knew what most characters were going through.  It’s plot is a bit complicated so take a deep breath.

Lucas Corso , an antiques book dealer is given a chapter from Dumas’ original manuscript of The Three Musketeers. For some strange reason Corso starts to be pursued by people who resemble the characters in said novel. On top of this he is also assigned to seek out the last two remaining copies of the satanic treatise,  The Ninth Gate and to see if they are fakes.

Accompanied by a mysterious girl Corso tries to find out if there is a connection between the Dumas chapter and The Ninth Gate without being killed.

All I can say is be prepared for probably, one of the best literary twists that I have read. Besides that the book is an homage to Dumas and those people who love stories and your brain will be teased and pulled into many directions.

A satisfying read.