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Reviews of First Man in Rome, the (1990)

Review by tollbaby (2004-05-08)
A very long book, but you won't get bored! Following the lives of Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla is fascinating, and not only because of the glimpse of ancient Roman life. Getting all the characters straight is a challenge at first, but McCullough writes clearly enough to make it easy to grasp. Very descriptive and informative, a long, but great read! Epics like this often aren't successful because the reader begins to lose interest after a few hundred pages. But this book kept me enthralled to the last page! Definitely better than Thord Birds ;)




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