The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas,  Robin Buss I think I will read [b:The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo|13330922|The Black Count Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo|Tom Reiss|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1337693786s/13330922.jpg|18538602] first..... Interesting that Dumas' novel is based on the life of his father. I absolutely loved[b:The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life|109378|The Orientalist Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life|Tom Reiss|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347782235s/109378.jpg|105408] by the same author, [a:Tom Reiss|63278|Tom Reiss|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1354292860p2/63278.jpg], but is is best to read [b:Ali and Nino: A Love Story|474078|Ali and Nino A Love Story|Kurban Said|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320408457s/474078.jpg|1023385] first. You add one book to your list and three or four must follow!