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A truly tremendous book,
This review is from: The Eagle of the Ninth (Paperback)
Why has nobody made a film of this book? It seems a gross oversight to me. This is Gladiator only on English soil. It has all the key ingredients, love, treachery, loyalty, friendship, destiny and a great historical background. I love the fact that the book is based on a real incident. It is well written and really pacy in style. The characters are strong and the atmosphere Sutcliff manages to evoke as the hero and his sidekick wander further from the "civilised" land they know is wonderful, tense and creepy. I finished this book in one sitting and immediately went and bought the other two in the series. I'm saving them because I shall be gutted when they end.
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2012 15:08:50 GMT
David Moss says:
There is a film, it's called The Eagle.The Eagle [DVD]
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 22:16:31 GMT
This review was written way before the film came out, in my defense! I do have the film on DVD now, but confess I haven't watched it yet in case it doesn't live up to my expectation. I might get round to watching it now.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2012 15:17:44 GMT
Ben Kane says:
@Mrs K. A. Wheatley: Sad to say, it won't live up to your expectations, IMO. It's good in parts, but overall is a damp squib compared to the book.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 07:14:24 GMT
I feared as much.
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 16:44:58 GMT
Constant Reader says:
"Why has nobody made a film of this book"?
Be careful what you wish for...(you might get it:-)
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2013 06:52:53 GMT
I still haven't dared to see the film...
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