Until now, I hadn’t gotten around to reading the original books – the D’Artagnon Romances – that these are based on. And now I’m so glad that I have! There’s much more detail and nuance to the stories than a movie could ever portray, even if they had been made completely faithful to the source text. I feel like there’s a bit of the history of literature that I’m now more privy to than I was before.
This has got to be one of the most absolutely fabulous pseudo-fantasy novels of all time. Or, well, parody novels. Or silly novels. Or adventure novels. Or really anything.