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Comments for Pompeii
The title is the largest spoiler of the entire book. Going into the book one knows to expect a big volcanic eruption at the end. A better title would have been The Aquarius as it is more about the aqueduct's engineering team and their search for the problems in the water supply.
Of course the problems stem from the volcano gearing up for an eruption but it otherwise reads like a mystery. The volcano doesn't really play a part until the last few pages, ending the book as forcefully and quickly as the real eruption ended Pompeii all those centuries ago.
books | fiction | robert harris
Comment #1: Monday, June 4 2007 23:10:34
But Spike, who is just finishing this too, would never have picked it up without the promise of the eruption! ;o)"
Comment #2: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 10:41:13
I know. And it was because of Spike's fascination with all things volcanic that I was inspired to read this book. :D"