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Contrary to the characters in my books, I don’t really kill people, or catch those who do, so the blog posts might be about reading, or writing, or animals. These are the things I have great passion for.

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas,  Robin Buss My favorite book of all time. Dumas was a master storyteller and knew how to create a cast of tremendous characters. He put together everything you need in one marvelous story. The setting is perfect, and though a little too detailed for today's writing, it was necessary at the time when people didn't travel and see the world.
Conflict permeates the book, and Dumas dishes out the suspense like a master, tossing a dash in just when needed.

Every character has depth, lots of depth, and the plot is not only intricate, but devious. The mother of all revenge books. And who doesn't love a good taste of vengeance?

Edmond Dantes ranks high on my list of greatest characters in literature, and Alexandre Dumas as one of the best writers.