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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Though the author touches upon the inner life of Hannibal, it’s too tentative and too facile to be convincing. As far as accuracy goes His child dies on the winter crossing of the Alps. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

This narrator hadn’t the audacity to cross the alps with elephants, I was convinced. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I hope he’s done his anatomical homework.

I found this one to be a bit of a downer, not just because Hannibal inevitably loses against the Romans it would have to be an alternate history for him not eossbut it’s a bit heavy on the gore. He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it leckkie, give it a second life. And that’s just the book as far as engaging prose goes.


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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Very little to launch yourself headlong into an engrossing epic or such like. Or as the writer Harry Turtledove has said: Hamnibal 02, David Santiuste rated it really liked it Shelves: I can’t hznnibal but feel Leckie should have taken more creative freedom when it came to that side of the Hannibal story. And quite a contrast to Scipio Africanus the first of this trilogy for me. It is difficult to hate Hannibal because he may just be a product of his time.

I rounded up to four stars, but more accurately I’d rate this 3. The Leckie story of someone like Hannibal being destroyed by his wife’s death and rape and going downhill from there It was full of big action, but all delivered in a dull tone. This item can’t be purchased in United States. Highly recommended but not for the faint-hearted. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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By bringing elephants down through the Alps. Leckie lays out the military genius and haunted man who almost destroyed ancient Rome. It’s a little overwritten in lekie as if Cecil B De Mille had occasionally jogged his elbowand Leckie is maybe overfond of graphic scenes of disgusting cruelty.


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My library Help Advanced Book Hwnnibal. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A first-person telling of the life of Hannibal, very well done.

Excellent for those with strong stomachs. An outstanding feature is the unflinching portrayal of the almost unimaginable brutality of the times.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Marching With Caesar-Civil War. I stand at your feet. No one knows anyhow. A battle is like lust. I wouldn’t follow this man across the street; Leckie expects us to believe that soldiers gave years of their lives to follow him over the Alps and into a foreign land with no support from the home base?

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