I spent a couple of weeks reading through the Gutenberg ebook of "The Count of Monte Cristo". All in all I liked it. I could spend some time talking about what I liked, but there's plenty of that already on the internet.
I did however find the level and detail of the intrigues, manipulation, coercion and general dirty play a little on the creepy side. Don't get me wrong, it made a great book, but it felt almost like Dumas had read "The Prince" and decided to write a book putting it into play; a sort of "what if?" scenario where someone had been betrayed and wanted to get back at the world; then finding a suitable vessel to do this through.