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Ruth Downie

Författare till Medicus

14+ verk 3,480 medlemmar 248 recensioner 7 favoritmärkta

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Inkluderar namnet: Ruth Downie

Inkluderar även: R. S. Downie (2)

Särskiljningsinformation:

(eng) Please do not combine with R. S. Downie: the works on that page are now aliased to this one.

Serier

Verk av Ruth Downie

Medicus (2006) 1,278 exemplar, 70 recensioner
Terra Incognita (2008) 614 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Persona Non Grata (2009) 567 exemplar, 67 recensioner
Caveat Emptor (2010) 319 exemplar, 35 recensioner
Semper Fidelis (2013) 205 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Tabula Rasa (2014) 163 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Vita Brevis (2016) 128 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Memento Mori (2018) 93 exemplar, 5 recensioner
A Year of Ravens (2015) 58 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Prima Facie (2019) 43 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Bear and the Wolf (2017) 5 exemplar
The Medicus Series (2021) 4 exemplar
Cucina Romana (2000) 2 exemplar

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Songs of Blood and Gold — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Andra namn
Downie, Ruth S.
Födelsedag
1955-04-18
Kön
female
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Ilfracombe, Devon, England, UK
Bostadsorter
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Yrken
librarian
novelist
Agent
Lucas Alexander Whitley
Särskiljningsnotis
Please do not combine with R. S. Downie: the works on that page are now aliased to this one.

Medlemmar

Recensioner

I love historical mysteries/adventures. Downie stays true to the time period in this simply sweet series. Her characters and places are remarkably believable as are all the small details of life in AD 123.
 
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JoRob01 | 66 andra recensioner | May 18, 2024 |
Funny, I wonder if there is a bit of truth in the way the "barbarians" underestimated the Romans by their effete appearance. Sadly, the tribe leaders met with maybe the least impressive, Claudius. Tragically so.

I've always found it odd that the Romans wiped out the Druid practice/religion when they pretty much left all others alone, even encouraging people to build temples in Rome to foreign gods.

Interesting the self-interest on display when the outraged Britons quake under the prospect of becoming Roman slaves when they enslave each other with abandon.

Not sure I'll finish this. It's a foregone conclusion and there is a ton of grisly action and cruelty, to be expected with war, but I'll never listen to it again even if I do get through it. Back to Audible it will go.

Ok, I made it through, but skipped over some more gratuitous passages - droning on about curses and battle blows. It strikes me, in the fierce pride of the women in the book, that the only way they can have any agency is to adopt the bloodthirsty violence made the cultural norm by men. Behaving with gentleness, kindness, compassion and compromise are all weak and despised. Why? Because they are the default position of many women? Because they don't result in absolute domination and oppression? Why do we value those qualities in humans over the others? Why are we, and by we I mean the culture as a whole and men in particular, so afraid of that other side to us? Sometimes called the feminine side, but I don't think it's that specific. It's just been nearly completely wiped out of so much of how we think of ourselves and what we consider normal and natural. Sad really. We never learn and it will be the end of us one day. And, sadly, probably all life on earth as we know it.
… (mer)
 
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Bookmarque | 6 andra recensioner | Apr 30, 2024 |
It's MASH meets Ancient Rome! Ruso is the Hawkeye Pierce of Britannia.
 
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tvemulapalli | 69 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
Thoroughly fun mind-candy. I listened to it on audiobook and probably enjoyed it even more in that form.
 
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medwyn1066 | 69 andra recensioner | Nov 28, 2023 |

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Statistik

Verk
14
Även av
1
Medlemmar
3,480
Popularitet
#7,310
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
248
ISBN
111
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
7

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