ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas

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Unread postby nebraska » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:15 pm

I am reading the Three Musketeers right now and I am really enjoying it. Of course, any version is translated and perhaps "dumbed down" a bit and I don't have all the historical background that might make it more meaningful. But it is really fun reading and much less sinister so far than the characters seemed in TCD. Very lyrical. Of course, I have a long way to read yet.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:06 pm

I've been away on vacation and without a computer :-/ for a week so I'm just getting caught up. It's nice to see we will have a good group for the discussion! Maybe I'll try to catch one of the film versions of The Three Musketeers.
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:10 am

I've ordered the book should be here this week, maybe if I get time I will re read The Three Muscateers at least I don't need to buy that one too.

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Unread postby Jennak » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:02 am

I'm looking forward to finally getting to be part of an ONM discussion. :bounce: I started the book 2 days ago. I always found TSG a rather confusing movie, so maybe reading the book will help to fill in the background a bit better.

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Unread postby Anna » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:11 am

Gilbert's Girl wrote:I've ordered the book should be here this week, maybe if I get time I will re read The Three Muscateers at least I don't need to buy that one too.


Does one need to read The Three Musketeers to get a better grasp of TCD?
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:44 am

Hi, Anna! It's not necessary to read The Three Musketeers but there are a lot of references to the characters in TCD so we felt putting up the summary now would be helpful. I would have read it if there had been time but I was still able to understand TCD without it.

Jennak, welcome to ONBC! We're happy to have you join us! :welcome: I hope the discussion will help with you confusion, although I think I may be even more confused now! :lol:
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Unread postby Kittycat88 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 am

I am dying to start to read this. I borrowed Alicia's copy and will have to read fast to get it back to her in time.

I don't want to start until I finish my current fan fic...as I am unfamiliar with the Dean Corso in the book...and I don't want him to influence me from the movie Dean....

I am hurrying !! I don't want to miss out on this discussion !!

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:21 pm

Don't confuse your Deans Kitty! :mort3: :lol: I'm sure we will be getting into that territory when we discuss the book. Read on! :cool:
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Unread postby Endora » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:42 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Don't confuse your Deans Kitty! :mort3: :lol: I'm sure we will be getting into that territory when we discuss the book. Read on! :cool:


I hope you get to read it soon Kitty, as you know I was a bit dubious about reading it because I also write Corso fic and have my own version stuck in my head, but it's worth the read. Possibly more so if you have your own version to compare with!

Plus also if you get to read it it will mean we will get the end of your Amsterdam story, which I'm looking forward to!
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Unread postby Anna » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:37 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Don't confuse your Deans Kitty! :mort3: :lol: I'm sure we will be getting into that territory when we discuss the book. Read on! :cool:


Yeah, there's the little problem of one Dean being a Lucas! :lol:
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Unread postby Kittycat88 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:12 am

Okay, just started it...wow about a quarter way through and really enjoying it...:lol: although he is quite different from 'my' Dean...Lucas is an interesting character.

REally looking forward to this.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:24 am

You should be done in plenty of time, Kitty. :cool: He is definitely an interesting character!
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Unread postby lizbet » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:15 pm

So glad we have a few more days to get a handle on things - well ok - to get the darn thing read! I will be spending mealtimes at my desk working my way through tidbits and I've somehow got the job of keeping an eye on my folks house over the holiday weekend (first weekend in August a holiday for Canadians) so I will be taking my copy of Club with me - the neighbours already think I'm nuts but if they see me with my face in a book while I water the plants or look after the garden they may call for the guys in the white suits - I walk with a cane so it really will be an accomplishment if I can walk, read and water!!! A true fan - getting it done 'no matter what'!!!
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