Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff is a pick for my online book club. I voted for it in that I was voting against the other book in the running for discussion. I know next to nothing about Cleopatra beyond the usual mythology of her great beauty and love affairs with powerful men, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. One club member has been enjoying it and another finds it slow. In that case, I guess we will see how I like it. I can’t and don’t have very many expectations, I just hope that the biography won’t be on the dry side. Schiff is an award winning writer who has written biographies of notable historical figures.
Cleopatra: A Life seems to be getting strong and mixed opinions I noticed, when I peeked at reviews on Goodreads. It’s mostly a love it or hate it affair. Below, author Stacy Schiff reads from the opening pages of her book. It was enough to get me looking forward to exploring the life of Cleopatra.
Is this one that you have read or are looking forward to reading?