Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 25 March 2018
It is going to be Easter in a week now, so I thought I would recommend something fitting and what it more fitting than a good old historical novel set in Ancient Rome? It's my kind of pre-Easter read anyway. So I am reading at the moment (and at last) I, Claudius by Robert Graves.The novel is one epic tragicomedy
with a very human feel. Despised by the imperial family of as its lesser
member, stammering Claudius survives wars, schemes, conspiracies of
Rome to accidentally and unwillingly become emperor, even though he wants nothing more than the restoration of the republic. Also the source
material of one of the greatest British TV drama ever produced, where I
first discovered it.