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The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from &hellip by Chris Wickham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There isn't much for me to add here, but I'll give my opinion briefly anyway.

This is a book I learnt an awful lot from - it has made me ponder many fascinating points and has very successfully set a framework for my further reading into Early Middle Ages. I very much pleased that this book has done that for me.
A drawback to this is that it wasn't the most enjoyable history books I've ever read. I found it to be a very straight book, and, as many people here say, a detailed one. This isn't bad in itself, of course, I'd be the first to say I'm not a fan of journalistic or light histories. Perhaps it's more to do with the way it is written, and the way the information is… Read more
The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterrane&hellip by Steven Runciman
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid gold classic, 21 Mar 2014
Wow, what a fabulous book. This is written with such fantastic enthusiasm. The story it tells appears so vividly in my mind - it hasn't left me since I finished reading. I read the entire thing in a very short space of time, too... for me anyway.

I understand that there's a bit of a split concerning Runciman, but just going on this book, I find him most endearing. But I do know of his faults, and indeed the frankly bizarre pro-Sicilian sentiments at the end were a little distracting. But whatever, I can easily look past minor qualms and enjoy the bigger picture - It's very easy going and fluid. I look forward to reading more of his work.
Nosferatu The Vampyre [1979] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Klaus Kinski
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece..., 17 Aug 2010
Seriously, the best film I've ever seen. Although I do love the original 1922 version, this just perfects the mood. Even know this film takes many diversions from Dracula by Bram Stoker (which I adore) it still feels the closest to the book in mood. The scenery is amazing, the music is amazing, the acting is amazing, the directing is amazing. Buy It.

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