Miami, FL, United States | Member Since 2012
I really like Henryk Sienkiewicz: he has very vivid imagery and his characters are complex and very real. I would definitely give a shot at With Fire and Sword and his other titles.
I loved Vinicius because I could feel his frustration at the Roman lifestyle: emptiness and because of it never really having enough. His character shows us why we must be compassionate even to the most ruthless of people: they are humans who like the rest of us are in search of happiness.
I did not like the tone of his voice: his intonations of sentences sound like questions and not like a narration. There is also something pompous and arrogant about the way he reads, which fits some characters but certainly not others.
The Roman world is depicted in great detail, with lively characters and a story line that pulls us out of our own cosmos and into one that can make us question the paradigms that we allow to govern our decisions and views in life.
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