We read Quo Vadis for book club. It's Christians vs. lions, the burning of Rome, a couple of love stories, with a suspenseful plot that hums along. I love it.
I was struck by the divergent views that book club members took. People pay attention to different things. So here is a summary of the story, as told by a mythical Chicago mom:
A Polish girl, far from home,
faces peril in Nero's Rome.
Amid the murderous insanity,
she holds firm to her Christianity.
Fetching, but not much for flirting,
she charms her boyfriend into converting.