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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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Part that was the worst for me? He is best known for his Carthage trilogy. Canongate BooksApr 21, – Fiction – pages. And that’s just the book as far as engaging prose goes. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Lecckie is a decent book, but incomplete by itself. False God of Rome. Hannibal Ross Leckie Snippet view – At some point in the book, you’re just like “put that dagger through your throat already, for heaven’s sake!

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The depth of detail was not necessary to the telling of the story, so hannial like gratuitous violence to me. 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. I somehow have a bit of a hard time envisioniing Hannibal as quite as shallow as the book portrays him, kinda running out leckue motivation and desire while in Italy and just hanging out.

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Jan 14, Beorn rated it did not like it Shelves: Maybe not entirely historically correct, but a great read for anyone who likes reading about this time period in history. Account Options Sign in.

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In this breathtaking chronicle of love and hate, heroism 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. This is particularly the case when the fiction deals with the illustrious dead.


As far as I’m aware, this is not a criticism that can be levelled at this book, so that’s in its favour. But Leckie made it clear this was a novel, and novels are a form of entertainment. After fleeing Carthage, Hannibal spends the last decades of his life advising the Eastern kingdoms that are falling under Rome’s hegemony in their resistance particularly Antiochus. See if you have enough points for this item. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

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Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great persistence in planning and a lot of guts. Jul 07, Diana Sandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: Carthage Trilogy ,eckie 1 Paperback: Showing of 28 reviews.

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