Great book! It will take you a long time to read through it. I brought mine to the beach and enjoyed the sunshine while reading about the Count's adventures. I learned a bunch of great vocabulary as well, if any of you out there like words.
As I am sure others have mentioned, the book drags in the middle, significantly. If you get through the time in Italy and the Carnival, you will be rewarded with the Count's plan of revenge in Paris.