Thursday, September 10, 2015

Julian by Gore Vidal (Book Review)

JulianJulian by Gore Vidal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love good historical fiction, and this is historical fiction at its best. Warning: If you are Christian and do not like your faith criticized, this book is not for you. But if you love philosophy and the old gods and Roman history, this fictionalized biography of Julian the Apostate is definitely for you. Priscus and Libanius make wonderful appearances as two scholars writing letters back and forth, discussing and preparing Julian's memoir and journal for publication after his murder.

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