Arturo Perez-Reverte's The Club Dumas

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Arturo Perez-Reverte' The Club Dumas was written in 1996 in Spanish then translated into English in 1998. A suspense thriller completely on its own. The story follows Lucas Corso, a self-described book mercenary investigating two rare books: an
Alexandre Dumas manuscript of The Three Musketeers and an ancient satanic text called The Nine Doors. Corso, slowly puts the pieces together in the two books as he becomes part of a never-ending game leading to a secret society. Corso is well described and developed, but the other characters lack depth, with only a few exceptions. Some of the key characters appear only at least two times during the overall plot, and in the end some are left unexplained and have no exit except to
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What also caught me about this book was how much the main character was and it became quite overwhelming by the end when he pulled out his last cigarette. Reminds me of teenagers these days, which I often see standing at the front or back of the school smoking like there is no tomorrow. I guess that's how adults are, or maybe Arturo Perez-Reverte is just exaggerating to help develop and show what type of a person Corso is.

Even though it was quite cluttered with fairly undeveloped characters and left out plot holes, it was worth reading and I learned a few things. All of the major flaws in this book weren't in the movie, which I actually prefer to this. In the movie the Dumas manuscript and its entire plot was removed and it was centred on the satanic text and it became one of those rare good cult movies. It directed by Roman Polanski, who directed Rosemary's
Baby. The only reason I got this novel and read it was because I liked the movie and was hoping I would get the same type of thing in the book, and I was wrong about that.
The movie was enjoyable because of what was cut out and reformatted to be easier to grasp, the book's vague story make it not really eerie or

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