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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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Dec 29, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: contemporary-nonfiction

Surely, a serious biography of Cleopatra could have been written with less obvious salacious pandering -- and fewer mentions of Elizabeth Taylor, for heaven's sake. I am impatient with the overblown style. Certainly there is little factual evidence for her, but her embroidery is often breathless to the point of silliness. Rare for me not to finish a book, but this one just couldn't hold me.

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