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    (PDF) 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 Ro

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    (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR 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 unfolds

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    (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris review 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 ad

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    (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 7 Download 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 Volcano

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    review Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 7 Download 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 see

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    (PDF) 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 au

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    Robert Harris ´ 7 Download characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris review Pompeii AUTHOR 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 uncomplicated writing style I in no way mean unsophisticated or simplistic for he is an author who can comfortably shoulder the mantle of an old fashioned storyteller Many authors try to be

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    (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR 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 which has been damag

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    (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 7 Download 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 th

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    characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Harris (PDF) Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Robert Harris ´ 7 Download 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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review Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris

review Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Read & Download â 7 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ 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. 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

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review Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Read & Download â 7 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ 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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review Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris Read & Download â 7 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ 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. 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 uncomplicated writing style I in no way mean unsophisticated or simplistic for he is an author who can comfortably shoulder the mantle of an old fashioned storyteller Many authors try to be story tellers but they over write or have not the skill and under write or get caught up in too many tangents thinking that everything they do has to be with the single intent of delivering the next great International Epic Bestseller Pompeii certainly became an International Bestseller but it was not really an epic It was a story of a man an Auarius and was melded with a intriguing blend of geology volcanology and precise Roman history Very well done in my opinion but no epicI do not know if the geological and volcanological elements would put others off whether others may prefer a story about people only but I happened to find them extraordinarily fascinating I have a feeling the book was not what some may expect Where you may have expected a Wilbur Smith type epic multiple characters and their lives in the lead up to the Mt Vesuvius explosion that is not what you gotRobert Harris gave you instead Attilius the all round Mr Nice Guy an Auarius who came to the Bay of Naples as a result of the mysterious disappearance of the former Auarius Exomnius and took over the running of the Aueducts And for the most part this is Attilius story as he finds the water supply in disarray and bit by bit clue by clue he starts to unravel the causes Will it be in time though Obviously since everyone knows what happened to Pompeii and Herculaneum everyone will realise he cannot be in time to do anything about those disasters but can he be in time to avert others I found the final third of the book to be the most compelling The eruption and the various stages of the eruption and how it might be experienced from different places in the surrounding area In the towns at the base of the volcano on the water in the Bay I was mesmerised by it allThere was a moment where I thought the book perhaps could have finished and yet it went on And there was a scene or two that seemed inserted to make the book longer as those scenes kind of tripped up the urgent momentum of the book during the eruption But I had to give the book 5 stars It deserved it in my opinion For despite its flaws it had me at avenb ave is a Roman hello

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  • Pompeii AUTHOR Robert Harris
  • Robert Harris
  • English
  • 01 April 2019
  • 9780812974614