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Robert Harris?

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Gamorasgran Sun 01-Sep-19 14:26:05

Not my normal kind of thing at all but for some reason fancy giving him a try. Any recs for a good one to start.

In my head I bracket him with Ken Follett and I only managed a bit of Pillars of the Earth.....

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Sep-19 14:35:18

Fatherland is his best, by a long shot.

Gamorasgran Sun 01-Sep-19 15:14:09

Thank you.

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AdaColeman Sun 01-Sep-19 15:30:41

Pompeii is a good introduction, easy to read with a plot that gallops along. I like his Cicero trilogy for the characters and Roman political intrigue, the first book is Imperium. My favourite is An Officer and a Spy based on the revelations around the Dreyfus Affair.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Sep-19 15:47:50

I enjoyed both 'Pompeii' and 'An Officer and a Spy'.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 01-Sep-19 16:40:39

I quite like Robert Harris. Conclave and Enigma also good, but agree Fatherland stands out.

They are quite smart but easy reads. I’ve not read any Follett but think Harris is less wordy and more varied in subject matter from a superficial comparison? Looking forward to his new one actually.

fishonabicycle Mon 02-Sep-19 14:44:32

I thoroughly enjoyed Pompeii and the Rome books. Maybe I should try Fatherland.

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