Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis

The Silver Pigs 

Not Your Ordinary Book Group Pick for January 2011

It is 70AD and ex-legionary Marcus Didius Falco has made a miraculous recovery from his war wound and is trying to make a living as a Roman ‘informer’, doing the important work of finding lost dogs, misplaced children, 'borrowed' silverware and wandering spouses. One day the obligatory damsel in distress crashes into him in the forum and he becomes caught up in a plot aimed at removing the tight-fisted tax collector who has had the bad taste to make himself Emperor. Our hero finds himself traveling, very unwillingly, to the glorious province of Britannia; where the weather is filthy, the natives are restless, the women are angry, and his mission turns into a nightmare. Along the way he meets brutes, traitors, his mother, sellers of seedy snacks, a blonde young lady who thinks he’s wonderful, the Emperor Vespasian himself – and Helena Justina, who might be his most hated enemy or the love of his life . . .

~Suggested by a group member!
"Funny with strong women."

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  1. I am having a hard time getting into this book. I am going to put it down and move on to The Cutting.

  2. I just sent out a group email to everyone on my book group contact list. I just wanted to add, for everyone who seems to be struggling with this book, I have also received many positive reviews. Everyone has different tastes. This is a historical detective mystery, and I think the author did an amazing job putting her readers back in the ancient Roman time period. I find her writing style to be very witty. Also, keep in mind, this book sets up the rest of the series.