A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow-Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an ...
A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow-Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.
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Many books published dealing with Pompei. This was a nice believable account. Very exciting right to end of book.
Apr 21, 2011
Gripping Account of Pompeii's Last Days
Robert Harris has done a fantastic job with an oft-told story. His approach to the events (and I won't give any spoilers!) is genius. I hear that the British are making a mini-series or movie of this book and I cannot wait until it comes out. Imperium and Conspirata are masterpieces by Harris; Pompeii is even better.
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