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16226107 No.16226107 [Reply] [Original]

So, about halfway through the audiobook. If I was reading this in print I would be skipping huge swaths of padding. So, a few things:

1. People treat this like a masterpiece of the ages. It's not. It's not pulp fiction but it's definitely far from literary master study.
2. Too much fantasy in something which is supposed to be historic fiction.
3. Too may absurd coincidences take place.
4. The gripping first part of the Count's origins and framing devolves into a massively bloated power fantasy.
5. Listening to every one of the many new characters go on and ON about how amazing the Count is gets old.
6. The Count, having spent 14 years in prison gets out to become a fabulously wealthy super noble with the finest horses, best residences, covered in untold riches from all over the world, held in awe by all, able to buy his way to sultans and popes, etc...seems like a pretty good trade for a 14 year prison stay? Why is he pissed off again?
7. How am I supposed to sympathize with the author's naked power fantasy?

>> No.16226147

>>16226107
Have a wank?

>> No.16226169

>>16226107
>audiobook
Stopped reading, your opinion is disregared

>> No.16226178

>>16226107
>audiobook
Go back, if you care this little then we don’t care what you have to say.

>> No.16226185

>>16226107
Listening to Audiobooks is not reading, sorry champ.

>> No.16226198

>>16226107
I've read it years ago. Recently I though who is the ultimate chad among fictional characters and Count Monte Cristo was the first to pop up in my mind. I opened it again to study Count Monte Cristo character more closely and understand his pathway into his chadness. Was disappointed. Agree that it's not a masterpiece.

>> No.16226216

>>16226107
I'm against audiobooks for the sole reason that it limits your imagination and your own mental voice which a discourse that leads to true understanding.

Audiobooks are for bugmen who need to listen to something or distract themselves every minute of the day to 'maximize' their life.

Read 50 pages a day with proper intent and chill tf out.

>> No.16226238

>>16226107
>audiobook
please go back, faggot

>> No.16226251

>picking on OP’s choice of format rather than talking about the matter at hand
you can do better, /lit/
written is better than audio, but audio books are better than no books at all.
it’s as pathetic as laughing at overweight people in the gym - they are there, aren’t they?

>> No.16226260

>>16226251
>it’s as pathetic as laughing at overweight people in the gym - they are there, aren’t they?
people who read audiobooks who go to the gym to post about it on social media. You've technically done it but everyone can tell you're not doing it properly

>> No.16226773

>>16226260
it’s a slippery slope that might lead one to concluding that reading digital over paper or in any translation is not doing it properly
or (not) subvocalizing

>> No.16226781

If you don't stop posting pictures of Sam Rockwell i swear to god

>> No.16226786

>People treat this like a masterpiece of the ages

This never happened, in his time or after. It's a cool book, stop being a faggot

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16226840

>>16226169
>>16226178
>>16226185
>>16226216
>>16226238
>>16226260
>>16226773
>audiobook bad

>> No.16226893

>>16226840
Yes

>> No.16226905

>>16226107
What's so bad about power fantasies? I think those are very easy to sympathise with

>> No.16226907

>Audiobook

>> No.16227017

Yes, audiobook. I have other things to do with my life than devote huge swaths of it to studying pieces of paper. But please, do continue to signal at me.

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16227021

>>16226107
>Audiobook
>Hating on the book
>Probably English translation
Go back

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16227420

>>16226107
Read "Cult of the Imperfect" by the Paris Review.

Count of Monte Cristo isn't particularly deep or suspenseful. That isn't the goal of Dumas. What the story aims to create is a tale that is more resonant with the human spirit than reality could ever be. That is why it is a classic.

>> No.16227464

No one treats it like high literarure. But its one of the best of what the "pulp" genre can offer.

>> No.16227781

>>16226107
>The Count, having spent 14 years in prison gets out to become a fabulously wealthy super noble with the finest horses, best residences, covered in untold riches from all over the world, held in awe by all, able to buy his way to sultans and popes, etc...seems like a pretty good trade for a 14 year prison stay? Why is he pissed off again?

Christ I hate women

>> No.16228169

I read it for a long time. I remember that I finished reading with the thought: finally, finally, I finished with this tedious thing. Except for the priest in prison, all the characters caused only disgust, psychologically absolutely unreliable, dramatic effects at the opera level.
I read three more books by Dumas (there is about France of the 16th century, I give the titles have no meaning). Realized that he was just a shitty writer.

But this, by the way, does not mean that I will not read him anymore, it's just a fact: he made money on literature, and he didn't seem to be interested in art at all.

>audiobook
Based and earpilled.
It is better to listen to many works. Some are impossible.
The local shitposters just like to imagine themselves: ""I'm so cool sitting in an armchair with a thick book, I'm a real intellectual.""

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