twitter Maxim Jakubowskis Selection hold back the stars nobodys son cathy glass katie fforde
Vouchers


Pompeii by Robert Harris
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Superb – there is no other word for it. The research, plotting, excitement and emotions are thrilling. His existing fans eagerly await it, and new readers will love it too.

If you like Robert Harris you might also like to read books by Terry Stiastny, Dan Fesperman and Tom Bradby.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Pompeii by Robert Harris

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow-Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.

Reviews

Blazingly exciting... Harris, as Vesuvius explodes, gives full vent to his genius for thrilling narrative... pulse-rate-speeding masterpieces of suffocating suspense and searing action Sunday Times Robert Harris's Pompeii is his best yet: as explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history - Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Books of the Year
Daily Telegraph Breakneck pace, constant jeopardy and subtle twists of plot

... a blazing blockbuster Daily Mail Harris has done a tremendous job in evoking life in ancient Italy... I am lost in admiration at his energy and skill Mail on Sunday The long drawn-out death agony of the two cities is brilliantly done. Explosive stuff indeed Daily Telegraph


About the Author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost, Lustrum and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, west Berkshire, with his wife Gill Hornby and a fluctuating number of children.

In 2014 he was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2009

Author

Robert Harris

More books by Robert Harris
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

robert-harris.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Arrow

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099527947

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools