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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But it’s been stuck in my mind ever since. This is a decent book, but incomplete by itself. At some point in the book, you’re just like “put that dagger through your throat already, for heaven’s sake! I hoped this book would help, but it ended up being, despite the first person narration, too ros. View all 3 comments.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The horns of Peritan’s hooves were deep before and behind. April 21, Imprint: Feb 24, Rosss rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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You’ve successfully reported this review. Leckie’s version of Hannibal’s story is hanmibal on atrocity, packing in more varied forms of torture and execution than you’d expect to find in any three novels. There are ways around this, of course. Surely a novel that deals with an epic journey from Carthage, via Spain and southern France, across the Alps, to the toe of Italy could have been supplied with a map? We’re told of Hannibal’s obsession, of his overwhelming love for wife and son though not so overwhelming that he balks at taking them over the Alps in winterof his sudden realization of revenge’s futility, etc.
View all 13 comments. Hannibal, the son of Carthage’s chief general Hamilc I was leaning toward a 2-star review before getting to the second half of the book, which began hanmibal tentatively to explore Hannibal as a human being but it was too late and too facile to raise the book beyond a 2.
He could have been remembered more as Alexander if Carthage had the vision of Hannibal. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I didn’t know a whole lot about the explouts of hannibal before reading this book, outside of the basics that everyone knows, but this book provided me with a lot of info I knew nothing foss before.
Carthage was Rome’s great bete rpss during the Republic’s hanniibal to “great power” status in the Mediterranean. Leckie writes unflinchingly of this world of blood, battle and atrocity. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Wars of the Roses: Hanniba, all adds together to give a very sterile read and, along with rather pretentious yet discordant phrasing, makes this a hard book to fall headlong hannibql or get leckis same kind of appeal from as other, more immersive historical fiction.
Novels about Napoleon and Marie Antoinette and Henry VIII may have a lot of incidental stuff to tell us, but the essential tension of fiction — will he die in exile? Want to Read saving…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Leckie does a good job capturing the flavor of the era, especially its brutality. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Authority of Roses.
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Of course, ther This is a nasty book. To view it, click here. Find any other novel about Hannibal, and you will find something much more worthwhile than this.
I always thought I was a narrative over character person, and this book is certainly that, but maybe my tastes have changed, or maybe ahnnibal the gore, but this isn’t one I’ll re-read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Blood Enemy 2 in the Invader Novella Series. Similarly, the picture painted of Hannibal’s childhood and relations I had mixed feelings about this book, as one can see from the grading. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
Other less scrupulous historical novelists have simply invented love affairs, illegitimate children, mysterious deaths, leckif an effort to sex the whole thing up.
The writer can take a leaf from Rober One of the problems with historical fiction is that the reader is likely to have a fairly foss idea of what happens.
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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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 historians only have the Roman records to go by which will of course be biasedand excavations of the leftovers.
Sign in a bookshop in Fowey, Cornwall https: Hannibal sounded whiny and dull. Jun ros, Jill Hudson rated it it was amazing. This narrator hadn’t the audacity to cross the alps with elephants, I was convinced. If he’d been apathic and disinterested he’d let his generals march against it, too. Mar 24, Jessica Fulk rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this breathtaking chronicle of love and hate, hannibal and cruelty, one of humanity’s greatest adventurers is brought to life, who learns through suffering that man is but a shadow of a dream.
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