Pompeii

Robert Harris - PompeiiI read ’s Pompeii yesterday – yep read it in one day. It’s a bit easier to read than the books I’ve read recently so it kind of flowed easily.

I really enjoyed it, the story is pretty simple but it moves a long at a good pace helped by the fact that you know that is going to blow. The story is set over four days… starting two days before the starts. Having this knowledge gives the plot a sense of urgency because you know something that the characters don’t. That in itself is such a pleasure.

The angle of the story is excellent, as is the detail. I’ve found myself in awe of the of the which is a center pin of the plot. Having visited itself I really enjoyed the way Harris brought the place to life. I very enjoyable read that actually makes me want to learn more on the subject of and their life.

How come there hasn’t been a film of this yet?

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