Reviews by semartin
Summer Paperback
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This book is a quick summer read, perfect for the beach. Sometimes, it takes dying to turn your life around.
Disappointing
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I was disappointed with this book. Though parts were interesting, on the whole it went on for too long. I have always loved Cleopatra, but I was unable to even finish this, I couldn't make it past page 700. If you are looking for a historical fiction based in Egypt, I would recommend Michelle Moran's Nefertiti over this.
Stunning Historical Fiction
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Michelle Moran outdoes herself in this historical fiction. From the perspective of Cleopatra Selene, we experience the life of a young woman torn from her homeland and forced to live among her conquerors. Beautifully written, and expansive in its detail it is never dull, and I found myself wanting more.
Must See
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Dogma is my favorite of all of Kevin Smith's movies. Though I wouldn't recommend it to those who are highly religious, this film is laugh out loud funny while giving interesting twists on the Catholic norm.
Quick Read
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This book was highly entertaining, blending humor, action, and Celtic lore into a fast paced urban fantasy. I don't usually enjoy male protagonists, but Atticus drew me into his world almost effortlessly. There were moments where the modernity jarred me out of the world a bit, but these moments were few and far between and didn't retract from the enjoyment of the book as a whole. Nice way to spend a few hours.