December 30, 2009

Dream of Scipio by Ian Pears

I finally gave up on Dream of Scipio.  The underlying story was good, however it was hidden behind philosophical nonsense and overly detailed descriptions. The book was set in three time periods: the end of the Roman Empire, during the Black Plaque, and early 20th century. The author would begin talking about the character during the Plaque and a sentence later be talking about the character from the 20th century. He jumped around and nothing flowed. I am sure that eventually it would have all connected, but my patience isnt that strong.  My philosophy is there are too many books in the world, and in my dining room, to waste time on a bad one. So I am moving on.

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