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The Club Dumas

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A book by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Fallen angels, satanic manuals, and a passion for the works of Raphael Sabatini and Alexandre Dumas among others--this is the stuff of Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's engrossing novelThe Club Dumas.Set in a world of antiquarian booksellers … see full wiki

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Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
1 review about The Club Dumas

Occult undertones intriguing, but the rest?

  • Mar 30, 1998
Rating:
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Club Dumas entertains with its sundry of interesting information about Alexander Dumas, his serials and the selective world of the rare book. The occult undertones and puzzles added extra tantilization. But other than that, the story of a jaded book detective, his penchant for a mystery Lolita and their involvement with a group of characters who have confused their identities to the point where they are acting out parts of Dumas' 3 Musketeers, was trite and like the outcome in 'The Flanders Panel' predictable. Rebirth occurs in the onion layers of young flesh? Come on-what were all the spectacular reviews about? Methinks most folk assume that when they read a novel with the scholarly undertones of Umberto Eco, automatically they have 'arrived' on that plane where those who prefer the commercially successful genre of Grisham et al can never reach. This author exploits that need for pseudo intelligence.

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