Saturday, October 8, 2011

No con man

Last night I went to the launch of Conn Iggulden's new book Conqueror: Warrior, Scholar Brother at Kalk Bay Books. Always very interesting and a relaxed and informal venue. The audience (and a rather ponderous Jen Crocker acting as the interviewer) were quite serious - and Conn Iggulden was quite flippant and dying to make some good jokes - which made for a fun talk. Not sure if they are my type of book though - lots of killing and conquering and swashbuckling. The author likes to trawl through history for little known events that could make fantastic stories - like Julius Caesar being captured by pirates as a young lad, and Cleopatra being rolled out in a rug in front of Caesar. On second thoughts, maybe I will read some of his books.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a book with a difference having a launch of a difference.

    YAY! I can comment again.