This book is not nearly as bad as some have written and not in the five star range either. I enjoyed the book though I found myself wanting the writer to get on with it in some spots. I also had a somewhat distracting font with my Kindle also but was able to deal with it. If you are just getting interested in Rome I think this book will satisfy you and give you a desire to dig deeper into Caeser and other aspects of Rome. I am glad to have read it and would recommend it to the curious.