Book 112
“Q”
Luther Blissett

Not Luther Blissett but the Wu Ming collective
- a leftie Italian collective based in Bologna.

A vividly told tale centred around the emergence of international capitalist finance, political intrigue and the events in Munster when the Anabaptists took over the city in 1535.

Supervise historical fiction. Great.

Read 14.5.03 - 1.6.03

Ave 33.3 per day

Book 111

“March Violets”
Philip Kerr

The first of Kerr’s Berne Gunther detective series set in ‘30’s Berlin against the backdrop of the rise of the Nazi’s.

I remember a scam involving the supernatural and some gullible Nazi’s. Echo’s of Jake Arnott’s “the house of rumour”.

Slightly interesting fact: the title refers to the name given to late comers to Nazi Party after March 1933.

Read 7.5.03 - 17.5.03

Books 107 & 108

“Twelve Caesars” Suetonius
Read 1.4.03 - unrecorded finish date
“Annals of Imperial Rome” Tacitus
Read 13.4.03 - unfinished 

History - fascinating, weird and wonderful. I would like to have met old Suetonius - bet he had a cracking sense of humour. There are many scabrous pieces of gossip here - loved the one where Nero makes a boat for his mother so that is falls apart mid river but the old bat swims ashore anyway! Family life eh?

By way of a contrast the much referred to Tacitus can seem a bit dry - but the wealth of detail is amazing.

Books 107 & 108

“Twelve Caesars” Suetonius
Read 1.4.03 - unrecorded finish date
“Annals of Imperial Rome” Tacitus
Read 13.4.03 - unfinished

History - fascinating, weird and wonderful. I would like to have met old Suetonius - bet he had a cracking sense of humour. There are many scabrous pieces of gossip here - loved the one where Nero makes a boat for his mother so that is falls apart mid river but the old bat swims ashore anyway! Family life eh?

By way of a contrast the much referred to Tacitus can seem a bit dry - but the wealth of detail is amazing.