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I have to read Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra for a book club discussion. Schiff's writing style is driving me crazy: her sentences are so short. Stop-and-go, stop-and-go. . .let's get a move on!
A few years ago, I read Schiff's Vera (about Nabokov's wife), and I don't remember feeling this pain.
Is it just that I really don't care about Cleopatra that much?
I read Cleopatra recently and I didn't remember the short sentences being a problem. But since there's no real new sources and she lived ~2,000 years ago, it reads more like a history book than a biography in my opinion.