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This review is from: Pompeii (Paperback)
I have read several of Robert Harris's books, and one thing that goes heavily in his credit in consistency. He always produces a good book, and 'Pompeii' is no exception.
Although this a 'Roman' book, whereas all his previous ones were 'WW2' books, his skill developed in his earlier works, most notably the lightning pace of 'Fatherland' and the splendid merger of fact and fiction in 'Enigma', is definitely present in 'Pompeii'.
The way he describes the Roman towns, the pomp, glory, corruption and cruelty, make you feel as if you are actually there. The central character, Marcus Attilius, is one that you can actually empathise with, and as Vesuvius erupts, you are glued to the page, your breath literally taken away by the force and quality of Harris's narrative.
One of the best books I have read in years. Again, Mr Harris, you deliver the goods!