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Roman Blood by Steven Saylor
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Jul 03, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, mystery, read-in-my-40s
Recommended to Jon by: Jamie
Read from September 09 to 28, 2010 — I own a copy
BCID: 8360799

Good quality (well researched) historical fiction and mystery. If this is how Roman citizens (and slaves) acted, why do we idolize them?
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Reading Progress

09/09/2010 page 1
09/10/2010 page 30
7.0% "Tiro takes Gordianus to Cicero's house."
09/13/2010 page 52
13.0% "The trio leaves to meet the accused."
09/14/2010 page 71
17.0% "An informal interrogation at the house of a high-ranking widow living near Cicero."
09/16/2010 page 99
25.0% "A visit to the scene of the crime near the House of Swans."
09/20/2010 page 138
34.0% "The future of Rome in a burning building."
09/20/2010 page 154
38.0% "Finished Part One 'High and Low'"
09/22/2010 page 173
43.0% "A completely different story divulged in Narnia." 3 comments
09/22/2010 page 192
48.0% "A conspiracy, among Romans, what a shocker." 1 comment
09/24/2010 page 202
50.0% "Returning to Rome only a day late with answers and more questions."
09/25/2010 page 249
62.0% "The Finder asks the Defender if the Accused is worth saving after recent revelations."
09/27/2010 page 337
84.0% "Of note for my fellow legal industry friends: 'I settled into the mental stupor that inevitably overtakes any reasonable man in a court of law, awash in an ocean of briny rhetoric pounding against weathered crags of metaphor." 1 comment
09/28/2010 page 360
90.0% "Tiro, the unexpected, distracted rescuer."
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Kelly H. (Maybedog) I like Saylor a lot. If you like mysteries and are interested in Roman life, they're very entertaining. Let me know if you enjoy this one.

message 2: by Jon (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jon I can't say I enjoyed it, per se, but it was interesting.

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