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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Lists with This Book. At least it didn’t convince me – if it’d been that I’d assume he’d attacked Rome head-on for revenge, damn the consequences. A marvelous story very well told and from one who seems bound to be one of the masters of the historic or heroic fiction genre for years to come. 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.

Of course, ther This is a nasty book. John Redwood has consistently voted against pro-LGBT laws and for the reintroduction of capital punishment. Canongate BooksApr 21, – Fiction – pages.

It was full of big action, but all delivered in a dull tone. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews.

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May 11, Jason M Waltz rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a bit of an odd book in its flow. This is particularly the case when the fiction deals with the illustrious dead.

There are ways around this, of course. 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 rosss I’ll re-read.


I also read for my own education, and had this been history, I might, just might, have persevered. I asked for it because my knowledge of the Punic Wars is limited and I’ve always preferred getting information through reading good stories doss even if I later have to revise some of it because the author has stretched the known facts as far as the unknown. Starting, as he advises, with the feet, one saw that the horns of the hooves were deep before and behind; when he stamped, as he was doing now just missing the groom’s footthey made a ringing sound like a cymbal False God of Rome.

Introspective, educated on the Greeks, Hannibal has never been presented quite like this.

The reasons must have been different. A dark and powerful novel.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I found it very dissappointing that an author could reproduce an original so closely, with so little value added. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. His eye is ledkie, so he plucks it out.

And that’s just the book as far as engaging prose goes. At certain points in this book, I had to stop reading because what was portrayed was so viciously and needlessly cruel. View all 3 comments. The focus rosw on the leader himself – the novel takes the form of his memoir hanhibal showing how his father shaped his fate toward total, unconditional war against Rome and inured him to horror in childhood, ensuring that he left a trail of blood and eventually lost any positive sense of himself.

Considering the previous fiction book I’d read was the far superior Hannibal: A battle is like lust.


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Very little to roxs yourself headlong into an engrossing epic or such like. Started slow, really picked up at the end, fantastic. Hannibal was raw, tough, just as a warrior should be, he was also cruel just as he had been taught to be but above all a brilliant leader of men. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Ex Bookworm group review: This book is an ancient sojourn into the heart and soul of a leader. Leckie does a good job capturing the flavor of the era, especially its brutality. Highly reco Ah, the action, the gore, rosw skill.

Though the author lecki upon the inner life of Hannibal, it’s too tentative and too facile to be convincing. Mar 24, Jessica Fulk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Showing of 28 reviews. Leckie’s version of Hannibal’s story is long on atrocity, packing in more varied forms of torture and execution than you’d expect to find in any three novels. I read for pleasure, not to induce a permanent state of nausea. I am not hannibl by violence.

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I stand at your feet. Thus, a modern author has a relatively open playing field in which to speculate on just what sort of man Hannibal may have been.

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