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Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Pompeii Author Robert Harris Download ✓ 102 IusAttilius decent practical and incorruptible promises Pliny the famous scholar who commands the navy that he can repair the aueduct before the reservoir runs dry His plan is to travel to Pompeii and put together an expedition then head out to the place where he believes the fault lies But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work both natural and man made threatening to destroy h. The waters have stopped flowing from the auedect who you gonna call Dambusters The water engineer heads out amid widespread corruption in Pompeii thwarts a murder plot finds out what happened to his predecessor falls in love and investigates the ominous rumbling from the nearby Vesuvius Sounds good no Harris is good at building up the air of menace in the days preceding the eruption Every action can be looked at as minor compared to the devastation coming and he really does a great job of creating an atmosphere of anticipation in the reader He s also done a great job at recreating the feel of living in Roman times as well as supplying a lot of information on Roman aueducts giving you a sense of awe and genius for the Roman Empire Where he falls down though is in the characterisation Attilius the engineer is the hero He s a stoic good looking gent who sends his pay home to his mother and sister in Rome He doesn t take bribes he s hardworking and is disliked for his strict attention to detail all for the good of Rome naturally He s so perfect in fact that he s boring But he s not alone A eually dreary love interest is introduced who meets the engineer no than 3 times briefly but over the course of those 3 encounters the reader is supposed to buy that they have fallen madly in love and would die for each other The whole reason for the engineer to rush back to Pompeii after escaping it is because of this love interest and as such everything feels very contrived It s this lack of convincing that stops the reader in their tracks because there s no real reason once the eruptions start to care what the engineer s motivations are He s a paper thin cardboard cut out and so is his love interest So what The third act also falls down Harris does a great job of setting the scene but once Vesuvius erupts he somehow manages to make it boring For a thriller to fail in the third act is not a good sign and I could uite easily put the book down and do anything else It s not a bad novel by any means it just seems trite at times which spoils the overall effect Harris has obviously done his research it s just a shame the same effort didn t go into making an interesting enough scenario to take place during this immense natural disaster or characters worth caring about

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Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Pompeii Author Robert Harris Download ✓ 102 With his trademark elegance and intelligence Robert Harris recreates a world on the brink of disasterAll along the Mediterranean coast the Roman empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas enjoying the last days of summer The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae Herculaneum and PompeiiBut the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an im. Pompeii demolished in the world s most famous volcanic eruption in AD 79 killing thousands at the apex of the Roman Empire ironically the people never knew Mount Vesuvius was this a volcano understandable since the previous significant one occurred 1800 years before no town existed and the name unknown to them because the word hadn t been invented yet but soon would lets say by borrowing from the Roman god of fire Vulcan Our story unfolds when a young despondent man of 27 a recent widower Marcus Attilius Primus arrives in the prosperous resort city the kind that if you have money they like you he has an important job here as an auarius the chief engineer of Aua Augusta a huge aueduct which supplies 250000 inhabitants with life giving water around the Bay of Naples His predecessor Exomnius vanished where is he Wasn t he from the island of Sicily in the Mount Etna area This confounded mystery puzzles everyone however life continues and Rome uickly sends a replacement because prominent officials have villas there many powerful Senators a bright honest individual causes Marcus numerous problems the era is shall we hint a little corrupt Pompeii is ruled by a wealthy businessman Numerius Popidius Ampliatus a former slave a man of immense courage he has to show the people his preeminence After an earthuake of almost two decades ago flattens the city Ampliatus flourishes maybe unethically done nonetheless the houses were rebuiltbribes the local magistrates into doing his bidding all for the good of Pompeii s future he implies This is not a dull novel so complications occur a water break in the aueduct must be found swiftly and repaired the engineer falls in love surprise surprise with Corelia the daughter of the cruel Ampliatus who hates him you can t trust a man who will not accept a kickbackAnd we haven t yet mentioned the great Pliny the Elder writer soldier philosopher naturalist adviser to Roman Emperors Vespasian and successor Titus his tough son the new Caesar of a few months the latter a former comrade in the Germanic campaign and now the obese old man in poor health is admiral of the fleet a honor bestowed primarily for his loyalty to the ruling family in actuality has very little nautical experience luckily the Roman naval port is Misenum close to the disaster Moreover Pliny a very curious man indeed prides himself in knowing all his countless books testifies to this fact Besides his talented nephew of 18 Pliny the Younger can help him observe the catastrophe anyway a closer look would be betterHowever the book comes alive when the dead fall under the avalanche that buries Pompeii under rocks and ash toxic clouds of gas arise over 20 miles in height noon becomes midnight darkness engulfs the stunned citizens walking blindly in the deluge nearby Herculaneum too the grim sounds travel to Rome 150 miles away as the excruciating heat flows down from the mountain frying the victims just six miles distant Pompeii a celebrated town of 20000 disappears and is forgotten for seventeen centuriesA marvelous exciting book the only fault is it s 200 pages too short I wanted to learn about the doomed city and the peoplea lost civilization well worth knowing Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? villas enjoying the last days of summer The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae Herculaneum and PompeiiBut the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an im. Pompeii demolished in the world s most famous Behind the Mountain volcanic eruption in AD 79 killing thousands at the apex of the Roman Empire ironically the people never knew Mount Vesuvius was this a Addiction volcano understandable since the previous significant one occurred 1800 years before no town existed and the name unknown to them because the word hadn t been invented yet but soon would lets say by borrowing from the Roman god of fire Vulcan Our story unfolds when a young despondent man of 27 a recent widower Marcus Attilius Primus arrives in the prosperous resort city the kind that if you have money they like you he has an important job here as an auarius the chief engineer of Aua Augusta a huge aueduct which supplies 250000 inhabitants with life giving water around the Bay of Naples His predecessor Exomnius Harry Gruyaert vanished where is he Wasn t he from the island of Sicily in the Mount Etna area This confounded mystery puzzles everyone however life continues and Rome uickly sends a replacement because prominent officials have Burning Central Coven 2 villas there many powerful Senators a bright honest individual causes Marcus numerous problems the era is shall we hint a little corrupt Pompeii is ruled by a wealthy businessman Numerius Popidius Ampliatus a former slave a man of immense courage he has to show the people his preeminence After an earthuake of almost two decades ago flattens the city Ampliatus flourishes maybe unethically done nonetheless the houses were rebuiltbribes the local magistrates into doing his bidding all for the good of Pompeii s future he implies This is not a dull novel so complications occur a water break in the aueduct must be found swiftly and repaired the engineer falls in love surprise surprise with Corelia the daughter of the cruel Ampliatus who hates him you can t trust a man who will not accept a kickbackAnd we haven t yet mentioned the great Pliny the Elder writer soldier philosopher naturalist adviser to Roman Emperors Vespasian and successor Titus his tough son the new Caesar of a few months the latter a former comrade in the Germanic campaign and now the obese old man in poor health is admiral of the fleet a honor bestowed primarily for his loyalty to the ruling family in actuality has A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan very little nautical experience luckily the Roman naval port is Misenum close to the disaster Moreover Pliny a Secret Sins very curious man indeed prides himself in knowing all his countless books testifies to this fact Besides his talented nephew of 18 Pliny the Younger can help him observe the catastrophe anyway a closer look would be betterHowever the book comes alive when the dead fall under the avalanche that buries Pompeii under rocks and ash toxic clouds of gas arise over 20 miles in height noon becomes midnight darkness engulfs the stunned citizens walking blindly in the deluge nearby Herculaneum too the grim sounds travel to Rome 150 miles away as the excruciating heat flows down from the mountain frying the A Wedding in Hell victims just six miles distant Pompeii a celebrated town of 20000 disappears and is forgotten for seventeen centuriesA marvelous exciting book the only fault is it s 200 pages too short I wanted to learn about the doomed city and the peoplea lost civilization well worth knowing

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Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Pompeii Author Robert Harris Download ✓ 102 Pending cataclysm and only one man is worried The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aua Augusta the enormous aueduct that brings fresh water to a uarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples His predecessor has disappeared Springs are failing for the first time in generations And now there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty mile main line somewhere to the north of Pompeii on the slopes of Mount Vesuv. I started to read this novel after I visited Pompeii I was impressed by the ruins of the city and its tragic history and I am a bit of a Volcanos enthusiast so I thought reading this will both help me find out about life in that period and about the eruption Reading a fast paced novel as I travelled was a plus It did delivered on all aspects but it was nothing extraordinary What made me give the novel less than 4 stars was the inappropriate language and behaviour compared to the period The author kept using words that had no meaning at that time too modern I wasn t expecting a book in latin but some phrases just did not sound right in this kind of novel Also some adventures of the main character were to far fetched He survived the eruption although he was almost at the top of the mountain And he beat death on many other occasions The love storymy eyes rolled uite a few times So a nice beach reading with some interesting history thrown in it


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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Attilius's occupation is an auarius in the Roman Empire a job description that nowadays would be director of waterworks operations and maintenance for the southern district of Italy As the earth beings to swell and shake in ominous warning in advance of the tragedy that is to come the main aueduct cracks and fails and Attilius is sent out to repair it So this is a historical novel and we learn of life in the Roman Empire

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Pompeii demolished in the world's most famous volcanic eruption in AD 79 killing thousands at the apex of the Roman Empire ironically the people never knew Mount Vesuvius was this a volcano; understandable since the previous significant one occurred 1800 years before no town existed and the name unknown to them because the word hadn't been invented yet but soon would lets say by borrowing from the Roman god of fire Vulcan Our story unfol

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Read & download Pompeii Author Robert Harris This is the story of a latter day Super Mario an Italian plumber who overcomes very difficult challenges to fix the water supply to Napoli and surrounding areas before the local volcano erupts to ruin everything for everybody OK I admit that I am grossly trivialising a tremendous story which is really about Marcus Attilius Primus the auarius or chief water engineer who is sent to the Bay of Naples to manage the water s

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    Read & download Pompeii Author Robert Harris PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris I started to read this novel after I visited Pompeii I was impressed by the ruins of the city and its tragic history and I am a bit of a Volcanos enthusiast so I thought reading this will both help me find out about life in

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris I have been a bit fascinated with the idea of Pompeii since I was a girl and the National Geographic ran photos of the people frozen in mid flight trying to escape the horrors of the eruption of Vesuvius Robert Harris has visited Pompeii through the story of Attilius the engineer in charge of the aueduct that ser

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Read & download Pompeii Author Robert Harris It should be a Two For One A suspense novel to take to the beach; and some insight into life in the Roman Empire and the eruption of Mt Vesuvius And maybe a small tutorial in primitive plumbing Unfortunately it turns into an 0 For OneThe plot is serviceable Marcus Attilius Primus is an engineer newly in charge of the section of aueduct that services Pompeii He investigates the mysterious failure of the water

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Geology meets Volcanology meets All Round Mr Nice GuyHaving read Imperium by Robert Harris few short months ago I found that I uite enjoyed his

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    PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris Historical fiction about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius covering a period of four days in 79 AD Attilius is an Auarius an engineer in charge of ensuring the water supply of the Bay of Naples region Attilius has been sent by Rome to replace the previous Auarius who has disappeared The plot revolves around the Aua Augusta

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    Read & download Pompeii Author Robert Harris PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary The waters have stopped flowing from the auedect who you gonna call? Dambusters The water engineer heads out amid widespread corruption in Pompeii thwarts a murder plot finds out what happened to his predecessor falls in love and investigates the ominous rumbling from the nearby Vesuvius Sounds good no? Harris is good at building u

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    Robert Harris ´ 2 Summary Read à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Robert Harris PDF or EBOOK (Pompeii Author Robert Harris) È Robert Harris After a day in Pompeii my mother claims I walked through every single house not true some are inaccessible I heard people on the platform of the Circumvesuviana local train talking about this book I was being fussy about everything else I was reading so I grabbed this on the Kindle store and kicked back with it once we

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  • Pompeii Author Robert Harris
  • Robert Harris
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  • 11 January 2020
  • 9780812974614