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The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
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Feb 12, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-epic, ancient-times, keepers, ebook, sis-will-provide
Read in June, 1999

If anyone asks me for a "good book" rec, I suggest McCullough's Masters of Rome series - after finding out if they like history. Because there's plenty! The detailed passages explaining the ins and outs of the Roman senate and how it all worked are not boring because McCullough is a born storyteller and can make even the driest, dustiest stuff interesting. Her characters, people who lived over 2000 years ago, are bonafide historical figures who actually existed and she brings them to vibrant life. After this first book, you're hooked (or should be) because the next book in the series, The Grass Crown, is even better. All 7 volumes in this series will stay on my shelf until the day I die. I am not in the habit of re-reading books (I have way too many on my list to waste time on something I've already read) but with these books I make a huge exception.
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Karla I've been dancing around like a giddy moron all day, hugging this book and smooching the cover. Re-reads are FUN! :D

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