Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb
He was one of the greatest legal minds of the Roman Empire, and probably their biggest fighter against corruption. The novels are done as though written by his slave and secretary Tiro (who invented shorthand). They're really good.
Harris is one of my favourite authors, but Pompeii is his weakest novel. Fatherland is great. It's set in Berlin in the 50s, but in a reality when Hitler won the war. Enigmas, Archangel and Ghost are all excellent too.
I'll give Harris a go. I like what could have been type things.
Nr: just started the third book in the Mistborn trilogy.