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The Three Musketeeers [Aug. 18th, 2006|09:36 am]
Tony Grist
The three musketeers, for all their charm, are really nothing more than members of a street gang. They hang about in public places, making a nuisance of themselves and angling to get into fights with the Cardinal's guards. 

It's just Crips and Bloods with rapiers instead of uzis. 

And it's all about nothing. King and Cardinal are actually on the same side. The Cardinal may be wily and unscrupulous, but the king is a mean, ridiculous, money-mad playboy who fails to repay the loyalty he's given. Underneath all the colourful carry-on,  Dumas' universe is as empty as Samuel Beckett's. 

I'd forgotten or never realised- because I read him first as a serious-minded teen with a passion for literachur- just how funny Dumas is.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-08-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
Hi, pleased to meet you.

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

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