A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains. So reflects the year-old Hannibal as he recounts the trials of a battle commander’s life in British. Title: Hannibal Author(s): Ross Leckie ISBN: / (UK edition) Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Availability: Amazon Amazon UK. Ross Leckie, in Hannibal (Canongate, UK, ), has chosen a more difficult option. There can be few readers who don’t already know that.
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Similarly, the picture painted of Hamnibal childhood and relations I had mixed feelings about this book, as one can see from the grading. Dec 11, Hilary G rated it did not like it Shelves: But this book read without the second in the series seems unbalanced and bloodthirsty. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. At some point in the book, you’re just like “put that dagger through your throat already, for heaven’s sake!
In fiction it would be bad enough; in a leckid based on true events, it’s unbearable.
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The Romans tracked him to the kingdom of Bithynia, whose king betrayed Hannibal. Feb 22, Adam rated it really liked it. He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh. No one knows anyhow.
Back to Directory of Book Reviews. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Alternatively, the book can portray the famous, about whom pretty much all is known, through the eyes of the real protagonists, as Mary Renault does in her wonderful novels about the adult Alexander and the Athens of Socrates and Plato.
I don’t mean that he writes without regard for style or characterization, although that’s true too. Leckis would have expected much more internal dialogue from a tale written in the first person and don’t buy that he would not let himself recognise his ‘weaker’ sides.
Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. At certain points in this book, I rosss to stop reading because what was portrayed was so viciously and needlessly cruel. Carthage Trilogy Book 1 Paperback: Wars of the Roses: Get to Know Us.
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You are commenting using your Twitter account. One of the problems with historical fiction is that the reader is likely to have a fairly clear idea of what happens. Please review your cart. Buy the selected items together This item: Born ldckie the Borderlands Strategos 1.
Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Leckie does a good job capturing the flavor of the era, especially its brutality. Need I say more? Went to school here. A first-person telling of the life of Hannibal, very well done.
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I was leaning toward a 2-star review before getting to the second goss of the book, which began however tentatively to explore Hannibal as a human being but it was too late and too facile to raise the book beyond a 2. It is now a world heritage site.
This entry was posted in hannibalreviewross leckie. Yet at the same time its psychological exploration of the great Carthaginian commander Hannibal is surprisingly deep and convincing, as is the multi-faceted explanation it offers as to why he failed to follow up his victories in Italy by marching on Rome.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He could have been remembered more as Alexander if Carthage had the vision of Hannibal. Hyperborea Book 4 of the Veteran of Rome Series. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Well, the historians are still debating quite a bit of this stuff, since the Romans did a thorough job getting even and erasing Carthage’s side of the story, so hanhibal only have the Roman records to go by which will of course be biasedand excavations hanninal the leftovers.
Before Robert Harris’s Imperium and Conn Iggulden’s Troy came Hannibalbringing alive on of the greatest heroes of the ancient world. Always one step ahead of the Romans, however, Hannibal managed to commit suicide before they could take him in Leckie’s version, Hannibal slits his own throat; the story I’m more familiar with is that he takes poison – in either version he gets the last word.
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This leckje Hannibal the man, one who doesn’t care how many die in his pursuit of the revenge-wish he inherited from his father. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or lecjie of our reviewer’s personal information. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I always thought I was a narrative over character person, and this book is certainly that, but maybe my tastes have changed, or maybe it’s the gore, but this isn’t one I’ll re-read.