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Posted on May 3, 2010 6:40:08 AM PDT
Hi, Catherine Fagnano Alvey - a very well-read friend of mine couldn't get into Colleen McCullough's Roman series either. But she, and I, both adored "Morgan's Run."

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Dick Stanley says:
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Aspasia says:
I second you! I have always loved literature about ancient Rome.(Sydney J. Harris once wrote that he would read any book in which any character wore a toga.) I thought that about myself until I came upon Colleen McCullough's novels of Rome. I haven't been able to get far in two of them. (I'll try no more.) Her language is both flat and bloated at the same time, and her characters stereotypes of Romans. Steve Saylor is a far better writer and often shows psychological insight as well as the complexity of human relationships. I recommend his works highly. -- Marilyn Cleland

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2010 7:49:50 PM PST
A. McGrath says:
Can't agree with you entirely about McCullough. Her prose does leave much to be desired but she captures the spirit of the times. Saylor's characters are very much 20th Century people with a thin veneer of ancient Rome. Have you tried Roberts' SPQR series? He does better than both capturing the times and his writing outshines them.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010 10:04:33 PM PST
For some fun, light reading about the Roman empire in the first century CE, I heartily recommend the "Marcus Didius Falco" novels by Lindsey Davis.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010 8:36:29 PM PST
Louis Sokol says:
Another Julius Caesaer series worth reading is the 4 book "Emperor" series by Conn Iggulden. Gates of Rome, Death of Kings, Field of Swords and Gods of War. Lots of action, very believable dialogue, just what I want in a HF series.

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A. McGrath says:
Not much history in it though, is there? I've heard it's an exciting series but doesn't bear much resemblance to the history. I have to admit I've avoided it for that reason.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2010 3:02:02 PM PST
I just put it on my exploding wish list. Thanks--I think.

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The first in the series, "Outlander" is the best of the series, in my humble opinion. However, I want all of them in my casket when I go to my reward. Extensive research and fascinating story.

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