3. The ‘This book is definitely better than the movie’ novel
“The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, 1844
Alexandre Dumas’s French classic “The Count of Monte Cristo” has been translated and retold a million ways, but the book never seems to bore us. Between his treacherous escape from the Chateau d’If and his plots of vengeance against traitorous friends, we get sucked in every time we crack the worn pages on our copy.