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PompeiiThe story of the eruption of Vesuvius, as experienced by an idealistic aqueduct engineer, who has to battle with corruption and mistreatment of slaves as well as the volcano. Pliny, a big fat Roman scientist/Admiral is in it too.
by Robert Harris
Score: 7.5
Published: 2004
Read: November 27th 2005

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John said

Jolly good thriller with the ususal ingredients; murder, betrayal and a beautiful girl, together with Roman feasts, plenty of aqueduct engineering and loads of sulphur too!

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