The Plot to Save Socrates by Paul Levinson: Not recommended.
This book could have been really fantastic. Time travel, ancient Greeks & Romans, Alexandria, I mean dude it was all there. Intellectually, the book is actually pretty good. Intelligent, philosophical. A couple nice plot twists. However. Levinson's writing is so spare you feel like you're reading some kind of graphic novel -- without the pictures. He includes almost no descriptions. His characters are extremely wooden. His sole female character (who every male character is in love with - give me a BREAK) is so poorly written you just have to laugh. To keep from crying. Ultimately, it failed to satisfy -- extremely disappointing as it had so much potential. Perhaps Levinson should co-author with someone who can flesh out his intriguing plot.