7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great Story written badly,
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This review is from: Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World (Paperback)
I really enjoyed the story of Tamerlane and have read brief accounts of his life in other books. This book unfortunately was a real let down and very hard to keep interested in. The author spends more time on his travels and the buildings he visited, most of this content has no relation to Tamerlane whatsoever. He also spends a lot of time on Marlowe's play which, as the author himself states, is not a great reflection of the life of Tamerlane. He also places these useless sections at regular intervals which really breaks up the story and makes it very hard to read.
Sadly I feel the author didn't have enough to write about to fill a book but I would have preferred a 200 page really interesting account of Tamerlane's life than the extra waste of words.