Creation: a novel

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Random House, 1981 - Fiction - 510 pages
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Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador.

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User Review  - Lazarus - Goodreads

I give up. I expected to love this book, but Gore Vidal somehow managed to take an amazing concept for a story and turn it into one of the dullest books i've ever tried to slog through. The narrator ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brad Lyerla - Goodreads

Cyrus Spitama is one of my favorite characters in fiction. Imagine being the grandson of Zoroaster, the uncle of Democritus, the son-in-law of Ajatashatru, the childhood friend and confidante of ... Read full review


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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

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