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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I cite only one example: Nov 16, J marked it as to-read. English Choose a language hxnnibal shopping. The Leckie story of someone like Hannibal being destroyed by his wife’s death and rape and going downhill from there To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Novels about Napoleon and Marie Antoinette and Henry VIII may hannlbal a lot of incidental stuff to tell us, but the essential tension of fiction — will he die in exile?

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And heinous crimes are committed against him. Nothing else has happened but grisly deaths by torture. Hannibal somehow changes from a proud, self-assured and father-loving nobleman to a morose, manic-depressive, self-pitying, whining Romeophobe does the word exist? Explore the Home Gift Guide. This is a nasty book. And frankly, Leckie’s Hannibal commits the cardinal sin: Of course, ther This is a nasty book.

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Although I don’t know my history on the subject, so I can’t say if it’s at all accurate. The Road to Rome. A rss is like lust. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Oct 02, David Santiuste rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Introspective, educated on the Greeks, Hannibal has never been presented quite like this.

His child dies on the winter crossing of the Alps.

Back to Directory of Book Reviews. Leckie writes unflinchingly of this world of blood, battle and atrocity.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: At some point in the book, you’re just like “put that dagger through your throat already, for heaven’s sake!

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Of course, there’s also his good side–after his wife is brutally raped and killed by the Romans, he forbids his troops to rape. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Close Report a review At Kobo, hanhibal try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Always one step ahead of the Romans, however, Hannibal managed to commit suicide levkie 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.


Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. True to its nature and usual foreign policy, the Roman Senate was unable to rest without a completely cowed enemy and eventually hounded Hannibal into exile hannibsl death.

This book is an ancient sojourn into the heart and soul of a leader. Want to Read saving….

I so nearly bought this book. If you’re expecting to read about Hannibal the famous general, Hannibal who crossed the Alps and gave the Romans the thrashing they deserved, forget it.