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advocate17 Feb 2021 1:26 a.m. PST

And at round 4, I actually had to think about my choices…

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 3:38 a.m. PST

It's no good them putting de Camp on the list. I've read de Camp.

JimSelzer17 Feb 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

wonder how many people will vote for I Claudius solely because of PBS miniseries

rmaker17 Feb 2021 12:09 p.m. PST

Probably most of them. I've read the books, they were not Graves' best work.

Same applies to Ben Hur. Wallace was a mediocre writer at est, even by 19th Century standards.

Also Quo Vadis. These have to be votes for the movie, because the book is, shall we say, tedious. Of course, it may have been better in Polish.

And NO Steven Saylor books made the cut?

jefritrout22 Feb 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

For Quo Vadis, it really depends on the translation. It is the same with Sienkiewicz Fire and Sword trilogy. If you read the earlier translation (which I tried) it is nearly impossible to get past page 30. A newer translation was a joy to read and I read the entire 1200+ page novel in one weekend.

Quo Vadis helped the author win a Nobel prize for literature.

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