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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As far as accuracy goes See all 28 reviews. I’m SURE that many parts were not accurate. But as you can see, I can review books whether I have read them or not! It’s also one of the weak points of the novel, which at times reads as little more than filler to get us from one decisive battle to another.

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Ah, the action, the gore, the skill. So I put it back. Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great persistence in planning and a lot of guts. You are commenting nannibal your Twitter account.

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Compelling and of great interest. May 11, Jason M Waltz rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 22, Adam rated it really liked it.

If you are a hannibl for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It’s a bit of an odd book in its flow. It starts off well enough, Hannibal’s childhood and his growth into adulthood are written convincingly.


And heinous crim Wow. But Leckie made it clear this was a novel, and novels are a form of entertainment. What makes the moment significant is that he knows the weight of his choice and the extent to which he is diminished by it.

Showing of 28 reviews. Item s unavailable for purchase. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Find any other novel about Hannibal, lekie you will find something much more worthwhile than this. At certain points in this book, I had to stop reading because what was portrayed was so viciously and needlessly cruel. If you’re thinking he’s a mess of contradictions, then yes, he is–and it’s not helped toss the first person narrative giving the illusion of an insight into his motivations and character that isn’t really there.

The National Enquirer on its worst day is more entertaining, and ,eckie more accurate. Though the author touches upon the inner life of Hannibal, it’s too tentative and too facile to be convincing.

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I’ve tried to visualise this ever since. I am not entertained by violence. Similarly, the picture painted of Hannibal’s childhood and relationship with his wife offered an explanation for his hatred of Rome that made sense of his determination to bring his army to the gates.

Go back to Rome in its power. 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.


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? And quite a contrast to Scipio Africanus the first of this trilogy for me. John Redwood has consistently voted against pro-LGBT laws and for the reintroduction of capital punishment. The storie is told in the first person and gives you a view of a young confident Hannibal in the time where slaves are common and women are property.

A dark and powerful novel. Still, ‘Hannibal’ is way above average historical genre and has left me keen to read more of Leckie. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. This is lefkie second time in our history that I have failed to finish a book.

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