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A. H. John

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-17

terrible

narrated in a hurry by a young lady playing the part of Watson. story is weaker than most Holmes yarns

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-16

sociology story

relatively light on the prehistory of sapiens. heavy on the sociology of modern and early modern cultures

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Not very engaging

I found the structure of the early part of the book difficult to engage with as it centered around the exploits of the orator Cicero. I didn't grasp why the author had latched on to Cicero as an appropriate figure to start the narrative with. When the book later moved to an historical timeline structure I found the work easier to digest.
There is still much historical interest in the book and many details which I found fascinating, though I shan't be recommending it to friends.

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