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The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco Series #1)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Roman Revelations

With its well developed characters, outstanding description of ancient roman life, and refreshing humor, Silver Pigs caught my attention and kept it throughout its pages. Falco is a simply wonderful character. He says and does as he pleases which gives him the facade of...
With its well developed characters, outstanding description of ancient roman life, and refreshing humor, Silver Pigs caught my attention and kept it throughout its pages. Falco is a simply wonderful character. He says and does as he pleases which gives him the facade of someone commonplace, but he is in fact smart and just tough enough to get the job done. Silver Pigs is so multifaceted and that is one of the things I liked about it. The mystery, wit, and romance that it braids into one tale is seamless. It is a book that I would absolutely reccomend to any lover of historical fiction, ancient rome, or mysteries.

posted by Anonymous on October 27, 2006

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

How's that, Falco!

I got this because I enjoy David Wishart's books so much, and was fairly disappointed. The dialogue is strangely stilted, with a use of exclamation points that really brought me up short several times. The author hits her stride in the last quarter of the book, ...
I got this because I enjoy David Wishart's books so much, and was fairly disappointed. The dialogue is strangely stilted, with a use of exclamation points that really brought me up short several times. The author hits her stride in the last quarter of the book, and I really enjoyed her description of the triumphal procession, but in general, it almost read as if she were trying to mimic a TV detective's voice-over narration. It was a real struggle to get through, and though the end left me thinking I'd like to follow the character's adventures a little further, I won't, because I can't put up with the writing style.

posted by Anonymous on August 16, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2000

    Good job, Falco!

    This story is so intricate and interesting that It was hard to put the book down.I loved the characters and the plot. I did get a little confused about the characters, though. there were way too many. But the writer makes up for that by her historically correct setting and her vivid discriptions. I recommend this book for anyone who loves mysteries, or who wants to learn about ancient rome. The author Writes this story in such a way that you'd have thought she had actually gone there and seen what the ancient romans were really like, but it dosen't sound like one of those dry textbooks that you have to read.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    Entertaining mystery series

    This is a re-issue of the first novel in a mystery series that was first published about 20 years ago. It was recommended by a friend, and I'm glad I tried it. I would recommend reading The Course of Honor by the same author before starting the Marcus Didius Falco series, which is what I did.

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