I love the Musketeers. I had watched the films and liked them a lot, I had read the books and even with that exaggerated style from the time I enjoyed them as well. So, loving the 1999? (I think) film based on this book I decided to read the book. Not my cup of tea at all. Not only the best things about the movie are non-existent in the book, but even the book itself I didn't really like it as a totally different thing from the film. I hated the end, too.