Pompeii author Robert Harris [Pdf/E–book]


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  • Pompeii author Robert Harris
  • Robert Harris
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  • 05 May 2019
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Pompeii author Robert Harris Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Robert Harris ó 5 Free read Read Pompeii author Robert Harris 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. 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 supply to all of the towns in the area The main artery of the supply is the aueduct Aua Augusta which Attilius s grandfather may have had a hand in building under the supervision of the great Agrippa Water engineering has been the career path of Atillius s family back through at least four generationsFrom the off Attilius is up against it His predecessor disappeared mysteriously and neither his team of engineers and slaves nor those masters who govern Naples and the surrounding area are inclined to trust the new auarius The first chapter opens with the horrendous execution of a slave who has been held responsible for the deaths of one of the local lord s prize fish The lord s daughter accompanied by the unfortunate slave s mother urgently seek the help of Attilius who uickly discovers that it is something in the water which has killer the precious fish But they are too late to save the wretched slaveEvents unfold and develop during the two days leading up to the famous eruption which buried PompeiiThis is a rivetting read if ever there was one As you would expect there are many dangers to overcome and as you read you will be wondering who will survive and who will not This does not become clear until the final pages I have to confess that I was wishing for the demise of certain characters whilst hoping for the survival of others That is a sign of how well Robert Harris engages the reader with the actors in this storyDefinitely merits five stars uestions to a Zen Master Political and Spiritual Answers from the Great Japanese Master you would expect there are many dangers to overcome and as Three Railway Engines you read The Heiress In His Bed you will be wondering who will survive and who will not This does not become clear until the final pages I have to confess that I was wishing for the demise of certain characters whilst hoping for the survival of others That is a sign of how well Robert Harris engages the reader with the actors in this storyDefinitely merits five stars

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Pompeii author Robert Harris Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Robert Harris ó 5 Free read Read Pompeii author Robert Harris 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 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 served the area Before the eruption before the horror there is a problem with the flow of the water Attilius seeks to repair the breach in the aueduct and this leads him to be in Pompeii at exactly the wrong timeI did enjoy reading the story There was the tension of knowing what was to come and the wish to see Attilius survive the inevitable I can imagine that much of what people felt and the reactions that came too late were exactly as Harris depicted However I could never become truly invested in his characters and I therefore felt very little for their plight It seemed a bit trite like a 1970s disaster movie think Poseidon Adventure although I do not know what I could have expected him to do with this foregone scenario Not a bad tale just not a great one I would still like to go and see the ruins of Pompeii for myself It is easy to form a tightness in the chest when one thinks about how horrible this must have been for the actual people who lived there How hopeless it was in those moments before the cloud of fiery gas spewed down the side of the mountain and froze them in time forever

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Pompeii author Robert Harris Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Robert Harris ó 5 Free read Read Pompeii author Robert Harris 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. 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 which has been damaged by natural phenomena The pace is somewhat slow in the beginning but picks up pace as it proceeds The author introduces a number of characters including Pliny the Elder though they take secondary importance to the natural disaster The narrative provides plenty of period details showing the way of life of the residents and how much they stand to lose Subplots relate to power corruption ambition greed romance jealousy and overindulgences Harris has created a compelling narrative despite an ending that is already known He maintains dramatic tension by showing the gradual build up of pressure prior to the cataclysmic event that the reader knows is coming but the characters do not Both the storyline and epigraphs of each chapter are filled with history and science volcanology hydrology geology Recommended to those interested in a nature driven survival story that educates while it entertains


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    Pompeii author Robert Harris [Pdf/E–book] Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ó Robert Harris Read Pompeii author 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 around AD 79 at th

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    Robert Harris ó 5 Free read Pompeii author Robert Harris [Pdf/E–book] 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 w

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    Pompeii author Robert Harris [Pdf/E–book] 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 which has been damaged by natural phenomena The pace is somewhat slow in the beginning but picks up pace as it proceeds T

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    Pompeii author Robert Harris [Pdf/E–book] 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 eventually

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