Reviewed: Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A LifeCleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was all kinds of disappointing. When I saw Stacy Schiff on The Jon Stewart Show discussing the book I was really excited to read it and requested it from my library straight away.

Unfortunately, rather than getting a interesting book about the life of Cleopatra I ended up with a poorly written and editted book about Rome and Caesar and Marc Antony.

I couldn’t believe how much this book was about Rome. I understand Rome was a part of Cleopatra’s life but many of the chapters were irrelevant to her. I was so happy when Caesar finally died but then the book became all about Marc Antony instead and you know what? I think I’d love to read a book about him but that isn’t why I chose to read this book.

I found it very hard to read and stay interested. I had to re-read pararaphs to grasp what Schiff actually meant.

Overall a frustrating and dull read.

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