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The October Horse by Colleen McCullough
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Dec 12, 10

If you like ancient Rome and excruciating descriptions of the lineage of various Roman dudes from back in the day, then this is your book. Somehow, I still liked it. I don't know why I like McCullough. I just do. This book is actually the last in a series about Ceasar. I didn't realize that when I bought it, but not reading the preceding 5 novels was not a problem.

Copied from my review of Morgan's Run: McCullough's work is hard to get through as it can be over the top with excessive information about stuff like how they distilled rum back in pioneering times. She has some weird sexual themes in all of her novels. I respect her as an author though because while she has the same broad themes in her books, like December/June relationships, sexually repressed men, etc, each book has very different characters that express those themes. It's historical fiction. It's good for that.

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