Revenge is a dish best served cold. And unabridged. And translated from the French by Robin Buss.The greatness of this book can be illustrated by the following simple equations:( + ) < Whereas, the majesty of the Count of Counting added to the deliciousness of a Monte Cristo sandwich from Bennigans still does not overmatch the inherent kickass value of the Dumas novel [which is, it can therefore be said, greater than the sum of its parts, both obsessive-compulsive (The Count) and mouth-wateringly fattening (of Monte Cristo):]. Similarly:( + + ) = The coolness of Batman, once introduced into the equation, thus balances the scales, probably because the Count of Monte Cristo (character) is equal parts Wealthy OCD Recluse, Delicious Sandwich (um, metaphorically), and Batman-like avenger. QED.I don't know how I can be any clearer.Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge Day 16: Longest book you've read.