The Count of Monte Cristo (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series) SO very much better than the movie. I think the movie should not have even been called The Count of Monte Cristo because it is so different!
But here's the thing. As you fellow mommies know, spare time in the day to actually find to read a book can be hard to come by so I don't have the time or patience to "get into a book." It has to grab me from the first chapter and be so good it becomes one of those books you can't put down.