I love Dumas, because in his stories, almost all of his characters, even "the good guys", are generally not very nice people. They all tread in that grey area between good and evil.
The the main protagonist d'Artangnan. You instantly fall in love with him when you witness his first encounter with the musketeers in which he shows true bravery, willing to risk his life against three opponents, each of which he knew could dispatch him individually. But it doesn't take long to realize that he is not truly a hero, but holds many qualities that could almost be considered villainous. In fact he is a liar, a classist, sexist, murdering, thieving, adulterer. Needless to say he is a deep and complicated character, and is the entire story which is a much read.
This book tries so hard to be funny but falls far short of it's goal, and instead just comes off as annoyingly snarky. It isn't even really about critical thinking, more of a list of common sense, anecdotal tips such as, don't talk back to your boss, don't be rude to people that are grieving, and your boyfriend is a jerk. I got this title as a free promotion and tried to finish many times, but at 60% got so annoyed that I finally came to grips with the fact that the book contained no useful information and gave it up for good. Don't bother with this one.
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