We had another bookclub outing this month; by accident but hey, whatever. We ended up at Mi Cocina's Restaurant since no one had any idea for food this time around.
Mi Cocina's is Mexican food but we used it as a link to the Spanish tie-in for the book Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The writing in Club Dumas was...distracting. It might have something to do with the book being a translation. It was originally written in Spanish. If not, then it was just poor editing. There was missing punctuation, incorrect wording and other weirdness that made reading Club Dumas difficult to say the least. There is no telling if the same issues are present in printed copies though; we all read an electronic version.
The story itself was interesting even though it was hard to follow. We all enjoyed the insight into Alexander Dumas - his writing style, his story inspirations. The fact that many of his characters were steeped from real life people was intriguing. The fact that he used ghost writers was an unknown tidbit.
Perez-Reverte did a good job of intertwining the Three Musketeer storyline with his own plot. It was interesting to see the Dumas characters re-imagined and modernized to some extent. He did such a good job that we picked The Three Musketeer's as our next book. That's right, Dumas won out the letter "D" choices.