The Dream of Scipio
Publish date: June 4th 2002
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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I suppress a wince any time someone recommends historical fiction to me. For the most part the genre is cluttered with loud, earnest characters talking about that fine young Mr. Lincoln with all those ideas! From the books aimed at children and young adults, to those door-stoppers for beach vacation...
I'm sure this is Important and full of Deep Thoughts, but it was so damn boring I couldn't finish. I really liked An Instance of the Fingerpost, but this one lost me
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