Book Reviews of Julian

Julian
Julian
Author: Gore Vidal
ISBN-13: 9780345329080
ISBN-10: 0345329082
Publication Date: 12/12/1985
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent for understanding history of early Christian period through Roman lens. I learned a lot and was fully engaged with this book.
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The best of Gore Vidal. A revisionist histiry of the Roman Emperor and an irrestible read.
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Absorbing and quite provocative--a good read.
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Back when I was more literate, 30 years ago, I researched the history behind this book. The main points are factually accurate. This should be required reading for all Christians who think that the religious takeover of the 4th century was benign or inevitable.
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I didn't want to finish this novel because I didn't want the characters to be out of my life: can't recommend it more highly than that. This is what historical fiction should be. I'd never read Vidal before; now I've already ordered another of his works.
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A most interesting story based on the Roman Emperor, Julian Augustus. I found it riveting and facinating to learn about the way they lived back in Roman times.