Gradual Epiphany

Count of Monte Cristo

If you’re looking for a great (longish) book to read over the holidays, consider the Count of Monte Cristo. I’m reading it for the second time and enjoying it immensely. Dumas has a way of creating interesting characters and then washing them through a series of tribulations and trials to render their personalities in stark bas-relief. Of course, he also has a good mix of action, so it’s not all dull character-based drama. :)