Re: Who plans to read and discuss this book?
I've just finished reading it.
I don't read a lot of historical fiction but I enjoyed reading this one. I found the coverage of the family history a little too detailed at times, and trying to follow the myriads of schemes did become a little tedious, but overall a good read, especially for someone not very familiar with Roman history.
I read the sequel Claudius the God
as well and I found that it raised more interesting questions than did I, Claudius
for the reason that it dealt more directly with the issues relating to how power should be used. I won't give away what happens in the sequel but the development of the sequel from the first book was nicely done; I was surprised when I realised where the sequel was going.
If you've made it through I, Claudius
, I'd recommend reading the sequel as well.