Book choice for November 2015

Augustus [suggested by Amy Gregg]

Augustus

After the brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the western world had ever seen: Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor.

Building on impeccable research, John Williams brings the legendary figure of Augustus vividly to life, and invests his characters with such profound humanity that we enter completely into the heat and danger of their lives and times. [Product description from Amazon]

The book has a Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's Wikipedia page.

 

Shortlisted for this month

The book selector for the month can choose up to three books for nomination. This month, Amy's theme was "books by authors whose other books we have previously read". Her two other selections were:

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

First suggested in January 2013 by - um - Amy :o)
(follow that link for details on the novel

Not surprisingly, the book has its own Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's Wikipedia page.
Author's biography on dedicated fan website.

All The Pretty Horses

All The Pretty Horses

John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. [Product description from Amazon.com]

The book has a Wikipedia page and has also been made into a film which has its own Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's Wikipedia page.
Author's website.

 

 

 

 

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