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❮EPUB❯ ✺ The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro – Chickenshedcafe.uk The first volume of a dazzling trilogy The Key shows a world on the verge of collapse through the eyes of its greatest and most passionate poet Gaius Valerius Catullus the boy from the provinces who bThe first volume of a dazzling trilogy The Key shows a world on the verge of collapse through the eyes of its greatest and most passionate poet Gaius Valerius Catullus the boy from the province.

S who became the lover of the most powerful and beautiful married woman in Rome is dead at twenty nine His friend Marcus Caelius Rufus must search for the meaning of his life in the slums and b.

The Key eBookS who became the lover of the most powerful and beautiful married woman in Rome is dead at twenty nine His friend Marcus Caelius Rufus must search for the meaning of his life in the slums and b.

7 thoughts on “The Key

  1. Ozymandias Ozymandias says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookI picked up this book seeking an account of the life of Catullus What we get isn’t uite that Rather it’s about the love affair between Catullus and Clodia And while I would expect that to be the centerpiece of any book on Catullus the focus is so unending that it leaves room for little else in terms of plot How often do you need to see Catullus sneaking off to be with her or her repeated snubbing of him to get the idea? I don’t know Perhaps I’m simply not the target audience for this bookOther than that the book is very good The writing style is rather too melodramatic for my tastes you can practically hear the thunder crashing off a gloomy man in a dinner jacket swilling whiskey around his glass but it does the trick It is a bit overwritten Metaphors and similes are constant and nature seems to personify the events taking place But again it works for the story it’s trying to tell The book is writte


  2. Jane Jane says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookIntense intense intense I was enthralled by this novel of the life of Catullus the Roman lyric poet during the ten years he lived in Rome Immediately upon closing the book in 2014 I reread it My December 2015 rereading really brought home the artificiality and purpleness of the prose which really had impressed me the first time but got annoying this time This is one of the few times I have downgraded a book After the poet's sad life of barely th


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookI think I'd give this 45 stars rather than 5 because Steven Saylor's The Venus Throw is still for me the best and most realistic depiction of the CatullusClodia relationship and everything that came between them most especially in how it unpacks the gender and power elements of Catullan love elegy and the way in which it makes Clodia the lover of her brother and Caelius without ever judging her and also I find Clodia's presence at the mysteries of Cybele highly unlikely but I loved this In particular where this does really well is in rooting our characters firmly in Rome not only in the landscape of the city itself which is gorgeously described but in the life of the city; its politics its bars its festivals its atmosphere This couldn't be anything other than the Late Republic and I love how evocative it is I also adore the unreliable narration because he spends much of the book imagining events thr


  4. Eve Eve says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookI would describe this as a weird ride particularly towards the endThe writing was lovely if maybe a little overwrought and I really enjoyed the present day sections with Caelius reflecting on


  5. Vann Turner Vann Turner says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBook The Key by Benito Kane Jaro is a novel I really wanted to love A friend whose acumen I respect had effused over it There are things in it I admire but can only give it two starsMs Jaro writes well and I have marked a dozen paragraphs that are so perfect in their harmonies and counterpoint that they arise to the level of genius I will type those paragraphs out that I might study carefully how she crafted themHowever the book is unconvincing as a narrative and rather tedious Its strongest aspect is Caelius’s devotionguilt to the dead Catullus Its weakest aspect is the crux of the matter the love of Catullus for Clodia Ms Jaro gives the reader not as single scene showing the two of them in blandishments laughing together or sharing memories Instead we have many pages of sensual love making and too many pages of reiterating how much Catullus loves her but


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookI read the summary for this book and was intrigued I had been looking for a book about Catullus for a while so I decided to give her a chance as an author as she had several books that I was interested in Unfortunately this turned out to be a bust It suffers from the most unfortunate problems a book can have it was plain and simple boring I couldn't manage to get through the entirety of this sometimes slow paced sometimes overdramatic book and it was so uninteresting that the only scene I can remember was an overly described threesome between Catullus the narrator Caelius and a random girl which was uncomfortably erotic than entertaining If you're into that I guess this is a good book for you But if not I'd suggest looking elsewhere


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    Epub chickenshedcafe.uk ò The Key MOBI à The Key eBookI got about half way through this book and I just couldn't finish it It is not at all how I picture the character


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