May 15, 11
Read from March 08 to May 10, 2011
Fascinating with its characters, layers of plots and setting in ancient Rome, The Roman was an engaging read. Historical figures such as Nero and Seneca, the brutality of the circus of animals and man, and the political machinations and intrigue among Minitus' family, friends, and lovers in ancient Rome made The Roman an engaging read and a page turner. Unfortunately, when I reached 3/4 into the novel, it became so bogged down in the ramblings of Minitus that I quickly lost interest. This is a classic example of where a good editor could have worked wonders.