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Manfredi -you can do much better,
This review is from: Ides of March (Hardcover)
First let me say that I am a great fan of Manfredi. His Alexander trilogy was a masterpiece and got me hooked on historical fiction/non fiction. However the Ides of March is appauling - its about as interesting as listing to grandma recount her trip to shops in minute by minute detail. If you want a book to send you to sleep at night then buy this book! If you want an interesting and gripping read DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!
The 'story' is of two of Caesars failthful servants and their attempts to give him information about the plot to kill him, in the day before he is eventually stabbed in the senate. Needless to say they fail because history can't be changed! But the story telling is woeful - nothing happens other than X meets a then b then c and d etc.
I guess one of the problems with this story is we all know it in intimate detail already and to focus on just a few hours before caesars death does not leave much room for imaginitive storytelling.
Manfredi - you can do much better than this.
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2010 14:02:26 GMT
Terence Schultz says:
i totally agree i think this was a totally boring book ,even though i am a great fan of manfredi and have read all his books,this is by far the worst,ceasars death and the events is one of the most written about events.please mr manfredi no more like this i am used to good gripping stories from your pen,so put this behind you and move on in your normal exciting style.thankyou t.m.schultz.kent
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