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    I just wanted to say...if anyone hasn't read this book, read it. It kicks ass. Fatherland (by the same author, Robert Harris) is also extremely good.

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    I went to HS with Robert Harris's wife Gillian Hornby, sister of the more famous Nick Hornby. She was very bright and almost completely mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    I went to HS with Robert Harris's wife Gillian Hornby, sister of the more famous Nick Hornby. She was very bright and almost completely mad.

    Hehehe...very bright people often are!

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    Haven't read the book...what's it about (without spoilers, please!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Haven't read the book...what's it about (without spoilers, please!).

    It's about a Roman engineer trying to fix an aquaduct whose flow has been interrupted by the pending eruption of Vesuvius. It's VERY cool. It includes the eruption.

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    This is great...lots of book recommendations. Thanks!
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