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The Dream of Scipio
Great style, great presentation! Need your whole attention! Can't put it down book?Published 12 months ago by Kathleen Horvath
While this book has flashes of excellent writing, it fails to engage the reader in a sustained way. The frequent changes of setting are often so abrupt that the story is hard to... Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2013 by Avid Reader
The book reaches such a highlight of beauty and wisdom that no words can give it justice.Published on May 10 2004
I rarely write reviews, although I read constantly. But I need to write a review of The Dream of Scipio. This book is one of the finest I've ever read. It is a work of art. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Amazon Customer
Iain Pears uses a single region (Provence, around Avignon) and a common thread (a manuscript on philosophy)to illustrate three different moments in Western civlization and the... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004 by Guillermo Maynez
Apparantly inspired by a short story of Borges (on the rewriting of Don Quixote), we view the quest of four individuals living centuries apart, albiet each in a time of social and... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by Phillip I. Good
"Scipio" is one of the best novels I've read in years, and I read a lot! Be forewarned by the few negative reviews here on Amazon--to fully appreciate this book you... Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by J. Marren
The central conflict at the heart of "The Dream of Scipio" is whether a civilisation should be defended with force, or whether it can absorb its enemies and convert them to its... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Paul Donovan
The central conflict at the heart of "The Dream of Scipio" is whether a civilisation should be defended with force, or whether it can absorb its enemies and convert them to its... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Paul Donovan