• "Blazingly exciting... Harris, as Vesuvius explodes, gives full vent to his genius for thrilling narrative... pulse-rate-speeding masterpieces of suffocating suspense and searing action"

    Sunday Times
  • "Robert Harris's Pompeii is his best yet: as explosive as Etna, as addictive as a thriller, as satisfying as great history - Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Books of the Year'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Breakneck pace, constant jeopardy and subtle twists of plot... a blazing blockbuster"

    Daily Mail
  • "Harris has done a tremendous job in evoking life in ancient Italy... I am lost in admiration at his energy and skill"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "The long drawn-out death agony of the two cities is brilliantly done. Explosive stuff indeed"

    Daily Telegraph