Bec’s Good Read
When we’re not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR’s “What We’re Reading” (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what’s currently being read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.”
“Though I’m not reading it right now, I highly recommend Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo to anyone. Yes, yes, it’s long, but that just means you get more for your money. It’s filled with action, adventure, romance, revenge, a little philosophizing and much more. I read it this summer on my daily subway commute from Brooklyn to Lincoln Center, and I finished it in about a week. I could not put it down. It’s a classic for a reason.” – Bec Feldhaus