This is a serious and well researched Biography of a man most of us know as the villain of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and the old fool in I Claudius.
It is eminently clear from Augustus, that he was a born power broker and getter. If he was corrupt it was the kind of corruption we still see in the political arena. The US does not see much in the way of political assasination, but it is certainly a way of life in many countries today just as it was in Rome. This book is very well worth the read.
Morton is adept at keeping you wondering, right down to the last pages. If you love a real mystery...Read her.
In this her third novel, even though you expect that you have her measure, ..you don't. Morton is master of her style and this is as good as the earlier two. Keep reading Morton.
Almost unbelievable premise, turns into a really gripping story of murder and psychology. Heroine detective is really a delight. Great depth of plot and great character readings.
Well done, fabulous characters. Follett at his best. This is his stride, he hits the mark . Much more believable than his bible length histories.
You will have to spend more than one read with this well thought out and very well written mystery.
The characters and plot are equal and that is unusual. Very well worth a reread.
The thoughts on a really new kind of personal philosophy.
There is absolutely none. Leading up to it are Rand's earlier books.
Dagny looking out on the city.
While few are strong enough to adopt this way of thinking, even when they agree, it is still a book young people ( College age) should read in order to get perspective.
I believed that no author would ever meet Dorothy
Dunnett's standard as my all time favorite. Now Kay is so close to that standard that I really couldn't say which author I would take to the "desert Island with one book". Yes it is fantasy--almost-- it is historical --almost. It is without a doubt GREAT!
Veering sharply from kudo to hysterics, this book is what Rand would have called the product of fuzzy thinking.
After believing that among his fiction he could reach no higher than Tigana, I must say he hit the mark again. GGK is a continuing pleasure.
Well done, good research but never pedantic. Delightful protagonist. Hope to see him again.
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