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Hannibal: Pride Of Carthage by David Anthony Durham
Hannibal: Pride Of Carthage by David Anthony Durham
8 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Style 2/5

Plot 1/5

Readability 4/5

The style is very modern with a little too much swearing and sex in it for my liking. Some of the scenes are told in flash-back format, particularly some of the scenes between Hannibal and his father Hamilcar, which works very well.

The plot? The plot! In the bibliography at the end of the book the author lists some of the very best books ever written on the Punic Wars as his sources, most of which I own or have read. The author does admit to taking some liberties with some aspects of the story and this is definately an understatement! If I were to list them all I would probably be accused of being too picky -… Read more

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