It is currently crunch time in my life just now. I have numerous uni deadlines and a lot of life things going on, making it hard to find time to read.
However, I thought I’d share with you what I’m currently reading, and my initial thoughts. Maybe you have already read this book, in which case let me know!
Imperium by Robert Harris.
When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history.
The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island’s corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium – supreme power in the state.
This is the starting-point of Robert Harris’s most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro’s voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man – clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable – fought to reach the top.
I am about a quarter of the way through this book so far (it I had the choice I would have raced through it already) and I think it is fantastic. It was recommended to me by a dear friend and has been thrilling, historically intriguing and has opened the door for me to a genre I am not as familiar with.
I hope to finish and review this very soon.