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1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 15 April 2010
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This review is from: Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (Paperback)
I was hoping for a clear narrative of what happened at Pompeii, factually based and where appropriate fleshed out by reference to life in other Roman and Greek towns of the time. Instead I found a muddled book, full of haphazard detail, explanations that I found difficult to accept and overlaid with the author's prejudices. The net effect was, for me, an unreadable book that I was sorry to have purchased. Caveat emptor! I should have browsed the book in my local Library rather than taking it on trust and buying it 'blind'.
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2011 13:27:10 GMT
A. Luscombe says:
Poor M.J.Cowan, alone in a minority of one who awarded this book one star.

Posted on 6 Jun 2012 20:47:39 BDT
B. MCCAFFREY says:
Sad.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 12:29:28 BDT
Hector says:
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Posted on 14 Dec 2012 22:31:04 GMT
sorry but the truth is that there is no "clear narrative of what happened at Pompeii".. anyone who says there is, is kidding. I was trying to honestly explore what you could!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 09:17:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2012 09:18:06 GMT
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