Pompeii: A Novel

by Robert Harris | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679428895 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 4/4/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 04, 2010
Picked this up at The Book Thing in Baltimore, Maryland.

I'm not usually much for historical fiction, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It is the well-known story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, but told from a slightly different perspective: the engineer of the aqueduct, dealing with a drought, a pipe blockage, and strange smells of sulfur in the water. In addition to the science (which I found fascinating - Roman technology was amazing), there is plenty of personal and political intrigue to keep the plot rolling along. This fun little book made me want to learn more about Pompeii and the Roman Empire, which says a lot, considering I'd never given them much thought outside the occasional History Channel documentary. Definitely recommended if you're in the mood for some good historical fiction.

Journal Entry 2 by wingMelydiawing at Metro Station - Vienna/Fairfax-GMU in Fairfax, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 27, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (11/27/2010 UTC) at Metro Station - Vienna/Fairfax-GMU in Fairfax, Virginia USA


Left in a tree by the sidewalk between the parking garage and the station.
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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Fairfax, Virginia USA on Sunday, November 28, 2010
I saw this book sitting under a tree at the Fairfax Metro Station and curiosity got the better of me. I LOVED Robert Harris' Ghost Writer...while I have only read one chapter of Pompeii (on the metro- thank you!!) it seems to be off to a good start. Will journal again when I am done and release it. What an AWESOME idea!!

Released 10 yrs ago (12/7/2010 UTC) at Washington Dulles International Airport in -- Airports and planes, Virginia USA


It was a great historical fiction novel. Left on a bench at IAD. Gate 66B

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