Two books, seven words: Les Miserables & The Count of Monte Cristo.
Don’t ask me why, but this morning I had the random urge to compare two of the most talented authors I have ever come across, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.
Guess what? They were both born in 1802.
You know what that means? 1802 must have produced the greatest men.
I’m going to keep this post extra short and sweet (especially since I’m running late for hang gliding).
Les Miserable and The Count of Monte Cristo are two of the greatest stories ever told.
They have everything you could ever want in a tale – memorable characters, a deep sense of justice and revenge, love and truth… I can literally go on forever, but bottom line is, these books will forever change you. A great book can be remembered forever, not just loved in the moment.
These novels are famous all around the world, and have been for many, many years. Countless movies, plays, art, etc. have been based on these two tales. Damn… if only Jane Austen was born a bit later, I think she would have finally met her match.
Screw all the other books I have ever mentions. If you take only one recommendation, let it be on of these.