The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective a middle aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for weal

  • Title: The Club Dumas
  • Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Sonia Soto
  • ISBN: 015603283X
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients When a well known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas s The Three Musketeers, Corso is bA provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients When a well known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas s The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas s masterpiece Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer s trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

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    1. 6.0 stars. Another book on my list of "All Time Favorite" novels. This is a book that I started reading with very high expectations and, lo and behold, those expectations were actually met if not exceeded. This book had so many aspects to it that were right in my wheelhouse. First, it is set in the world of rare book collectors with endless references to rare editions to excite the book nerd in us all. Second, there are two related subplots involving (i) an original manuscript of The Three Muske [...]

    2. After reading Jeri's review, I don't really have a lot to add. I thought the premise was interesting, but the climax was disappointing, the characters were one-dimensional (this might have been purposeful, as he was trying to draw parallels to Dumas' book, but didn't really work for me), and the was protagonist off-putting. I wasn't bothered by the details about bookbinding and famous books as much; those, in my opinion, were more interesting than the plot itself. I think one of the problems wit [...]

    3. the protagonist Corso is a lot of fun. a shady, efficient, highly intelligent, deeply contemptuous, globe-trotting purveyor of literature from antiquity - the gumshoe transformed into book detective. he is perhaps the most enjoyable part of the novel and it is a pleasure (although a familiar one) to be seeing events through his eyes. in a way, he saves The Club Dumas from being completely forgettablee narrative is shaped as a fast-paced mystery, perhaps along the lines of The DaVinci Code (a boo [...]

    4. "A beachbook for intellectuals," (N.Y.Times) indeed! Its brilliance is subtle, the prose is accessible, the themes are grand. How hard, really, is the creation of a postmodern "beachbook"? Very. And to wrangle with the conventions without overstepping unto dreaded cliche And to keep the characters charismatic & vivid And to keep a labyrinthine mystery going etc. Very difficult, and this novel does not quite cross into the inanity of Jasper Fforde's terrain nor into the uber-popular, comical [...]

    5. Το ξεκίνησα με μια χαλαρή διάθεση και σελίδα με τη σελίδα με κέρδιζε όλο και περισσότερο, καθώς η ένταση στην πλοκή ολοένα αυξάνεται.Το έργο εχει την τάση να συνομιλεί με τα περισσότερα έργα της κλασικής λογοτεχνίας. Από τις σελίδες του περνά ο Σερλοκ Χολμς, ο Αμλετ, η Οδυσσε [...]

    6. This book is a confidence trick. I mean that in the most complimentary way possible however; Perez-Reverte takes a perverse delight in not just yanking the rug out from under you but practically rebuilding the house around you while you are reading, without you noticing until it is almost too late!Put simply, this is a Quest novel. The protagonist (Corso) takes the Hero's Journey and all the archetypes are present and correct - indeed, one of them may be more of an archetype than even Corso (or [...]

    7. I normally wouldn’t pick up something like this, but it was given to me as a gift, so I cracked it. It took me until about half-way through before I realized that it was the basis for the Johnny Depp/Roman Polanski flop “The Ninth Gate.” (Which I've yet to see).The Club Dumas was probably only the second detective novel I’ve read in the past five years, the other being Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn. While the novels have very little in common, I couldn’t help but notice the f [...]

    8. Credo di avere un problema con la letteratura spagnola. Eccetto Il Don Chisciotte, gli altri tre romanzi spagnoli che ho letto – spagnoli, non latinoamericani- non mi hanno convinto: Il profumo delle foglie di limone non mi è piaciuto per niente, l’ombra del vento non mi ha entusiasmato. E adesso il Club Dumas. Colpa tua -direte voi- visto che ti scegli questo genere di libri. Ma se Il profumo delle foglie di limone e l’ombra del vento sono chiaramente presentati come bestseller, il club [...]

    9. Nhã Nam xếp cuốn tiểu thuyết này vào thể loại trinh thám, thế nhưng đối với tôi, “Câu lạc bộ Dumas” không hẳn là một tiểu thuyết trinh thám điển hình, mặc dù cũng có những cái chết, những âm mưu, và cả những sự thật được hé lộ thông qua khám phá và suy luận đầy lôi cuốn của nhân vật chính. Tác giả Arturo Pérez-Reverte, bằng ngòi bút của mình, đã viết nên một cuộc phiêu lưu của [...]

    10. Δεν έχω ακόμα αποφασίσει αν μου αρέσει η γραφή του Pérez-Reverte (άλλωστε, ούτε κι Ο πίνακας της Φλάνδρας με είχε πείσει εντελώς). Η πλοκή σε κάποια σημεία κινείται γρήγορα και αβίαστα κι άλλοτε τόσο δυσκίνητα που πρέπει να είναι κανείς απόλυτα συγκεντρωμένος για να την παρακολου [...]

    11. [ITA/ENG](Prima lettura: 5/5, seconda lettura: 4/5)Lessi Il Club Dumas una prima volta e rimasi folgorato dal fascino decadente di questo libro.Riletto a distanza di qualche anno l'esperienza si è rivelata comunque piacevole, seppur con alcuni difetti che mi hanno impedito di goderne appieno e hanno fatto lievemente abbassare il voto assegnato a questo "thriller".Uso il termine tra virgolette perché viene definito tale, ma di un thriller questo libro non possiede alcuni dei tratti fondamentali [...]

    12. All’inizio ero gasatissimo, ogni singolo aspetto del mistero legato ai libri in modo intrigante, e mi sentivo pure in difetto quando non coglievo le citazioni letterarie, dinnanzi ad un’atmosfera che rappresentava un eden di cui mi ritenevo indegno spettatore… la sola cosa ad annoiarmi stava nella passione in scala del protagonista per Napoleone. Proseguendo le descrizioni cominciano a cincischiare, non era necessario ripetere continuamente i tratti degli attori principali, soprattutto uti [...]

    13. This book is an homage to the swashbuckling adventure story, particularly the Three Musketeers like stories of Alexandre Dumas, pere. But I recommend it to anyone with a deep love for books ( which I would assume would be anyone who has taken the time to join this site in the first place). I think that you'll recognize yourself in some of the characters, even in their most ridiculous adventures. I found myself variously giggling aloud, gasping in shock, and turning pages faster and faster like a [...]

    14. Corso is an unscrupulous dealer in and acquirer of rare books. When a famous collector is found dead, he is called in to authenticate what is supposedly an original manuscript chapter of the Three Musketeers. He is subsequently engaged to find the remaining known copies of mysterious book that may have the power to summon Satan himself. The flap copy portrays this as in intellectual thriller and it is indeed that. It would help to be familiar with the work of Dumas, but still fun even in the abs [...]

    15. Perché leggere Zafòn quando si può leggere Pérez-Reverte?La vita è retta dal caso e ben poco viene a collimare, ma quando troviamo lo stesso schema in letteratura ci sentiamo presi un po’ in giro.Lucas Corso è un mercenario bibliofilo senza scrupoli: compra e vende con metodi poco ortodossi, indaga sulla storia dei libri, giudica vecchi incunaboli, si prostituisce al migliore offerente eseguendo per lui il lavoro sporco, e non esitando ad affidare ad altri quello ancora più sporco. Cors [...]

    16. I would like to say that I liked this book more than I did, but I did not. There were parts of the story that I thought were very interesting, like the information about Alexander Dumas, his books, and how he wrote them, if it were all true. I do not know. I will do the research and find out, though. There were several book titles that were mentioned that I looked up, and added to my to-be-read-list. The book collectors and the practice of hiring guys to find, purchase or steal books for them fo [...]

    17. I actually read The Club Dumas because I was frustrated with the ending of The Ninth Gate. Roman Polanski made his film like a noir mystery, but never really provided the explanation at the end that you expect from this kind of movie. GrrrrI’m glad though that it made me check out this book. I so rarely read contemporary, I would have missed this. The Club Dumas is much different. Unlike the movie there are two books and two stories that run parallel to each other. I love how Arturo pulls you [...]

    18. Nothing like a mystery involving books, the rare book trade, bibliophiles involved in various unscrupulous and barely legal dealings, and then, of course, murder. This book has many parts and once it gets going it becomes an addictive read. Enjoy. I call it a cerebral mystery as there is quite a plot to follow. If following the works of Dumas and tracing the back story on some 17th century occult texts sounds interesting (and believe me it is), give this a try.

    19. Υπέροχο μίγμα αστυνομικής πλοκής και φανταστικών στοιχείων. Και βιβλία, πολλά βιβλία.

    20. WHY WAS THIS BOOK ON MY TO-READ SHELF FOR SO LONG!?!!After reading the description and for the first 85% of the book, I thought that this was only going to be a book about a murder mystery that was bookish and based on the works of Alexander Dumas. It was an EXTRAORDINARILY well-written murder mystery, though, and really only ever-so-slightly cheesy, considering the content (c'mon now, how ridiculously hard is it to write a murder mystery based on the works of Dumas and not have it turn out at l [...]

    21. Pas de note pour ce livre que j'ai lu dans des circonstances peu favorables, entre fatigue et voyages.L'intrigue policière a eu du mal à me captiver, les personnages ne m'ont pas trop intéressés mais l'auteur sait parler des livres des autres. Voilà qui m'a donné l'envie de me plonger dans les livres d'aventures du XIXe, surtout les Trois Mousquetaires dont il est beaucoup question ici, mais aussi les autres romans d'Alexandre Dumas et Rocambole, Les Mystères de Paris L'envie aussi de se [...]

    22. A lot of fun for this Dumas fan! This book is somewhat similar to what I imagine you would get if you crossed The Name of the Rose with Angels and Demons; lots of demonology, antiquarian books and Dumas in a thriller.My only regret is that I didn't read it last year once I had completed the entire d'Artagnan series. At least my memory of the characters and events was relatively fresh.

    23. For the first half of the book I thought I would give it it 5 stars. I loved the writing, the characters and the mystery. Sadly the second half, and mostly the ending, kinda lost me and it turned out to be a bit silly. Too bad Still, an entertaining read! And I'd recommend it to books and Dumas lovers.

    24. I realized as I got 1/4 into this book that I've read it before. It's sort of a confusing tale - I was pretty sure I had read this years ago when I read The Flanders Panel and The Seville Communion. The book I thought it was started with a man in the library of a home that is burning down, but the summary on the back cover wasn't ringing any bells, so I thought that maybe I was wrong about reading it before. I was right that I'd read it before, but it wasn't the book with the man in the fire. It [...]

    25. A decent thriller built around a well developed Literary Detective - hard edged, cynical, gin swilling Lucas Corso. Arturo Perez Reverte joins with his debut novel a club of writers for book lovers who built their stories around rare books, dusty libraries, obscure texts or frequent references to popular novels. I'm talking about Umberto Eco, who gets a nod in the Club Dumas and may have inspired the author, and of the likes of Jasper Fforde and Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I've considered and discarded D [...]

    26. HUH? was my reaction to the end of this book and that is not a good reaction to have. I had such high hopes for this book - the premise seemed so entertaining - set in the world of rare book collecting, a mystery involving both Satan and Dumas. Talk about a let down! The main character, Corso, is so dull, I could care less what happens to him. His one friend - so irritating and their friendship is never explained. And don't get me started on the beautiful young girl who inexplicably falls for Co [...]

    27. This was a very odd book unlike anything I've ever read. Fortunately, it was a very intriguing odd book, but also a book that required a vast literary background to really understand. Every other word seemed to be an allusion to some famous classic. Besides the fact that you MUST have read The 3 Musketeers before this book, other recommended titles include: The Count of Monte Cristo, Twenty Years After, Paradise Lost, Dante's Inferno, Mutiny on the Bounty, Notre Dame de Paris, Cyrano de Bergerac [...]

    28. I mostly enjoyed this book but I don't think I got what happened at the end. The story was intriguing and I loved the tie in to The Three Musketeers. Having just read The Three Musketeers I really enjoyed the connections to that story and I think it really helped to have read that before reading this one. At times I was caught up in the story and at other times I had to slow down and pay close attention to what was going on. It's a dark story with interesting characters.

    29. Primer libro de este autor que leo y la verdad he quedado un poco decepcionada con lo reconocido que es el mismo en este genero.Creo que el mas grande problema fueron las dos sub-tramas las cuales nunca logro desarrollarlas en su totalidad, por lo que se le presentó un problema al final y se preguntó: Y como termino esto? Lo cual nos llevo al terrible final. Los personajes muy lineales y sin vida. Lo único que me intereso fue la parte de cuando hablaban de Alejandro Dumas y su obra literaria [...]

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