[No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz


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    [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz I will open by stating for the record that This book is Historical Fiction but with the emphasis heavily tilted towards the fiction part Those of you who are seeking the heavy fact laden world of Rome a la Harry Si

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    [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz Another hilarious jaunt through the garden spot of Hispania the city of Tarraco I say another as I read the second book in the seriesAueduct to Nowhere first The governor has been murdered and his replacement has arrived and in trying to impose his style of governing finds to his dismay that he is handcuffed by corporate entities

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    [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz This tongue in cheek adventure chases a Roman centurion and his Jewish conscript through Spain in a delightfully ridiculous effort to successfully complete what he hopes is his last mission All he wants is to retire comfortably to RomeThe action bounces back and forth between Valerius the Centurion and the decadent govern

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    DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¿ R.S. Gompertz [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz I'm usually not one for historical fiction especially ancient Rome but I found this story interesting and enjoyable It had a good pace and while I struggled a little bit keeping the names straight the characters were distinctive and

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    R.S. Gompertz ¿ 8 SUMMARY [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz 'No Roads' leads to a disappointing readI also really wanted to like this book but the only reason I didn't give up in frustration halfway through it is because the author is just like a brother to me Although many of RS Gompertz' e

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    [No roads lead to Rome] E–pub à R.S. Gompertz As soon as Centurion Valerius the Eternal City’s version of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman takes young Severus and the reader by the metaphorical scruff of the neck the plot of No Roads Lead to Rome couched in competent descriptive prose detonates into action without jeopardising clarity or purpose The main plot h

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R.S. Gompertz ¿ 8 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¿ R.S. Gompertz SUMMARY Ï No roads lead to Rome Are in open revolt all legionaries depart to build Hadrian's Wall and the once sleepy province is rocked by slave revolts bread riots and fad religions No Roads Lead to Rome chronicles the clumsy schemes of an inept new governor and his shadowy adviser a superstitious centurion's str. No Roads leads to a disappointing read and an offensive endI also really wanted to like this book but the only reason I didn t give up in frustration halfway through it is because the author is a brother of mine I m writing this review six years after Ron released this book in 2009 so I seriously doubt it will have any effect on his book sales or anything else at this point except an awkward reunion between us sometime down the line But something isn t uite kosher about this story and it pains me to say that although many of RS Gompertz essays and tweets are clever enough and thank Zeus they re shorter I would have to agree with other critical reviews that the characters in his first self published novel are one dimensional and Ron strains too hard to be cute and witty One reviewer on another site said he d rather read the back of a box of Corn Flakes which is very unfair because cereal boxes don t take that long to read I would agree with another reviewer that it reads like a silly farce although not all that farcical And the biting satire not all that satirical The only satire here is a weak wag of the finger at the incompetence greed and corruption of modern multinational corporations It s as if RS Gompertz has his own corporate bosses he doesn t want to offend so as not to bite the hand that feeds him A Self Portrait of the Artist as a Tool of Corporate Empire Buy my epic tour de farce and I ll unsheathe my HUGE broadsword of glory for lusty laughs and serious lacerations you ll be Gladius you didSince the main protagonist is a wandering Jewish agnostic wise guy Gompertz himself the benefits and pitfalls of assimilation into Roman society are all too apparent And although things seems to end well enough for the upwardly mobile Roman wannabe it would seem Gompertz has sold out his Jewish character s soul all for the perks and benefits of Empire The anti hero pays much too high a price for his happy ending in choosing to become a well paid killing tool for Rome and left me wondering why I should care about any of these sketchy characters that I ve wasted my time withIn other shortcomings with the novel one can easily see the hackneyed gotcha ending coming for miles and miles if you re at all familiar with these types of gimmicks And you would think a story about Rome in its heyday would at least have some gratuitous sex and violence but the author seems downright prudish in these regards Although there seems to be a naughty bit of a Slave Master relationship going on between the Centurion and his Jewish draftee Throughout the novel the testy Centurion threatens to impale the smart ass Jewish consort again and again with his impressive Roman broadsword Nudge nudge wink wink say no Maybe the likes of a David Duke or Donald Trump would get a laugh and a perverse thrill out of the types of punishment the Centurion aches to dole out Perhaps joking and fantasizing about beating and murdering a Jew has something to do with the author s desire to snuff out his own Jewish character Not sure if Ron really thought through the ramifications of what a Jewish draftee would have to do to other Jews or any unfortunate victims of the Roman Empire if and when he was ordered to rape and pillage by his commanding Centurion But instead of writing much about anything to do with love andor lust back in Toga Times the author spends time discussing in detail the stomach turning dishes they prepared back then so caveat emptor don t read until 20 minutes after eating And as other reviewers pointed out the use of so many Roman names like Dude ius Maximus can make it hard to keep track of who s who which further adds to the confusion of an already confused story and slows the pace of reading when all you want is to hurry up and get it over with Still the author seems to have studied the era and writes with some intelligence and insights about Roman Times but it s not enough for any stars or to recommend investing hours reading this farce especially if you had any intention of being amused or entertained His knowledge and understanding of Jews and Judaism would probably be a lot better if he hadn t ditched Hebrew school so many times when he was a young Wisenheimer Despite his many travels on most continents he s never been to Jerusalem or felt the ancient presence of the heroes that fell at Masada so perhaps that s why his Jewish character seems so contrived and shallow Then again all his characters seem contrived and shallow so there goes that theory out the window But maybe the comedy gods will be merciful and smile upon his next attempt at historical humor Aueduct to Nowhere and it will be glorious and victorious not vainglorious and humorless Or else Gompertz could use the exact same story line again and just update the historical time period for his next smash indie success featuring a cranky old German SS officer and an enterprising concentration camp kapo Jewish prisonerNazi collaborator thrown together on a silly goose stepping romp through the Fatherland Then Ron can use the same offensive jokes about all the ways the SS officer dreams of terminating his annoying Jewish problem Finally after a madcap adventure they come face to face with Der F hrer and the Jewish kapo is so clever and charming that Hitler rewards him with a pretty trophy wife and a great paying job working for the Third Reich oy vey Call it All Trains Lead to Auschwitz and just imagine for the promotional photo a dapper RS smartly dressed in SS Nazi regalia which is roughly euivalent to proudly wearing the Centurion s helmet of that brutal regime which sacked Judea back in 70 AD SPOILER ALERT this ill conceived storyline may end well enough for Gompertz assimilated Jewish character but doesn t end well for the rest of the Jews of that dark time or anyone else for that matter This is why it s necessary to call out those with a uestionable agenda and with an ax to grind who would try to rewrite serious history with seriously dubious results Even if it s necessary to call out your own brother s half baked sideshow act All Trains Lead to Auschwitz Virus open revolt all legionaries depart to build Hadrian's Wall and the The Abuse of Casuistry A History of Moral Reasoning once sleepy province is rocked by slave revolts bread riots and fad religions No Roads Lead to Rome chronicles the clumsy schemes Under Broken Skies of an inept new governor and his shadowy adviser a superstitious centurion's str. No Roads leads to a disappointing read and an Runes offensive endI also really wanted to like this book but the Games People Play only reason I didn t give up in frustration halfway through it is because the author is a brother La Tour Sombre, Tome 3 : Terres perdues of mine I m writing this review six years after Ron released this book in 2009 so I seriously doubt it will have any effect Management of Food and Beverage Operations on his book sales Excalibur (2004-2005) #11 or anything else at this point except an awkward reunion between us sometime down the line But something isn t uite kosher about this story and it pains me to say that although many Feel My Love of RS Gompertz essays and tweets are clever enough and thank Zeus they re shorter I would have to agree with Sea MissionMisiun ar Muir other critical reviews that the characters in his first self published novel are Les cinq choses qu'on ne peut pas changer dans la vie one dimensional and Ron strains too hard to be cute and witty One reviewer Nula kelvinov on another site said he d rather read the back Sold To The Sadist of a box Los tres Pergaminos El Símbolo Cristal #1 of Corn Flakes which is very unfair because cereal boxes don t take that long to read I would agree with another reviewer that it reads like a silly farce although not all that farcical And the biting satire not all that satirical The Thicker Than Water Louis Kincaid #4 only satire here is a weak wag Perspectives on Culture: A Critical Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology of the finger at the incompetence greed and corruption Identity in Adolescence The Balance Between Self and Other Adolescence and Society of modern multinational corporations It s as if RS Gompertz has his Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3 own corporate bosses he doesn t want to Dare to Run offend so as not to bite the hand that feeds him A Self Portrait How to Stuff a Wild Zucchini of the Artist as a Tool The Beginner's Guide to Meditation of Corporate Empire Buy my epic tour de farce and I ll unsheathe my HUGE broadsword Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas and the Court of Excheuer Chamber on Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas of glory for lusty laughs and serious lacerations you ll be Gladius you didSince the main protagonist is a wandering Jewish agnostic wise guy Gompertz himself the benefits and pitfalls Self and I of assimilation into Roman society are all too apparent And although things seems to end well enough for the upwardly mobile Roman wannabe it would seem Gompertz has sold Brianna My Brother and the Blog out his Jewish character s soul all for the perks and benefits Adabul 'Alim wa al-Muta'allim of Empire The anti hero pays much too high a price for his happy ending in choosing to become a well paid killing tool for Rome and left me wondering why I should care about any The Fault in Our Stars of these sketchy characters that I ve wasted my time withIn Manatsu Vol 4 other shortcomings with the novel Day of the Rangers one can easily see the hackneyed gotcha ending coming for miles and miles if you re at all familiar with these types The Fisher Queen's Dynasty of gimmicks And you would think a story about Rome in its heyday would at least have some gratuitous sex and violence but the author seems downright prudish in these regards Although there seems to be a naughty bit An Instrument of Revival The Complete Life of Evan Roberts 1878 1951 of a Slave Master relationship going Key Lime Pie A Culinary Mystery #4 on between the Centurion and his Jewish draftee Throughout the novel the testy Centurion threatens to impale the smart ass Jewish consort again and again with his impressive Roman broadsword Nudge nudge wink wink say no Maybe the likes Interior Design in Miniature of a David Duke Tattoo Machine Builder or Donald Trump would get a laugh and a perverse thrill Vezena torbica out Memoirs of Madame de Montespan Volume 1 of the types The Assassins Apprentice The Assassins Trilogy #1 of punishment the Centurion aches to dole The patchwork mouse out Perhaps joking and fantasizing about beating and murdering a Jew has something to do with the author s desire to snuff Lonesome- tome 1 - 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I will open by stating for the record that This book is Historical Fiction but with the emphasis heavily tilted towards the fiction part Those of you who are seeking the heavy fact laden world of Rome a la Harry Sidebottom Ben Kane and the like may not appreciate the light hearted style It seems to me that Gompertz has not chosen the world of Rome as his arena and written a tale based in it but rather has invented a plot and characters that enthralled him and then sought a milieu in which to base itNo Roads centres on humorous narrative with clever turns of phrase and rib tickling moments rather than the gritty historical reality of many books set in the era Historical accuracy is not a paramount concern but then that is not what the book is written for One does not slam a Douglas Adams or a Robert Rankin for their accuracy but instead appreciates the humour they provide And that is it in a nutshell I have enjoyed both Gompertz s books not as a historian but as a reader of light hearted fiction chuckling along as I readNo Roads Lead To Rome is the tale of an itinerant centurion seeking his retirement pay and an unfortunate Jewish boy sought in connection with a crime and focused on the way the two characters lives intersected involving along the way a hapless governor a greedy and dubious advisor a peasant girl a former gladiator and a plot to do away with the Emperor Hadrian It was a somewhat intricate plot and while containing a few jarring historical inaccuracies tickled me enough that I enjoyed it on its own narrative merit rather than the Classical history I had initially expected The tale was a little disconnected at times jumping hither and thither and perhaps a little loosely wound but I would recommend it to a reader who sought light humorous entertainment and had at least a passing interest in the era That last is however less important than is usually the case with books set in ancient RomeSo there you have it This tale is an enjoyable tongue in cheek romp through a dishevelled and poor backwater province set against the glorious rich deep tapestry of Hadrianic Rome If you want a good few hours of entertainment and colour dive right in Western State Terrorism of the Roman Empire a dead governor leaves behind the Defending the Resurrection opportunity Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics Grades 2 3 of a lifetime Mysteriously promoted a senator's son finds himself in an ancient world Wallace and Gromit Wallace Gromit of trouble Within days History Lovers Cookbook of taking Michael Lange river office Hispania's taxpayers. 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  • No roads lead to Rome
  • R.S. Gompertz
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
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