I’m a huge fan of Historical fiction, mainly ancient Greece so for me (Lissa) this week will be devoted to Book Reviews on Greece. Enjoy!
“Villefort opened the door and fled, for he was seized with the impulse to choke out of the old man the little life that remained to him.”
This excerpt is from The Count of Monte Cristo and the man Villefort wanted to choke out was his own father! This urge was raised by the father revealing a secret which foiled a marraige deeply desired of the son between his daughter and a man she does not love. Maybe I’m a terrible person but when I read those words I couldn’t stop laughing! Even now I smile thinking about it.