Cover of Lustrum.

Lustrum

author: Robert Harris (2009)
date read: 2 January 2021
rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

I read part of this book for a LAMDA exam – but if I read the rest of it at the time, I’ve completely forgotten it.

It’s a historical novel that tells the story of Cicero, from his appointment as consul to his exile from Rome. The book is a first-person account from Tiro, one of his slaves. Apparently it’s the second book of a trilogy, but it’s quite readable as a standalone book.

This was fine. I didn’t dislike it, I didn’t love it.

I wouldn’t mind reading the other two books at some point (Imperium and Dictator), but probably borrowed from the library rather than owned.

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