Novel: Pride of Carthage
- At the chat last Wednesday, one of you mentioned a new novel on Hannibal, "The Pride of Carthage" by David Anthony Durham.
It turns out that my public library has a copy already, so since I had to return books anyway yesterday, I took it out. It seems to be a fairly well researched and straight historical novel, sort of a debut for the author, who until now has written about the 19th century.
The New York Times gives it a fairly decent review: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/06/books/review/06EHREN.html (free registration required).
And here is S.F. Chronicle take on it: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/13/RVGLNB57BB1.DTL
Seems to be a decent read!
I will report when I get through it. As a 'new' book, I can't renew it, so it will be fairly soon.
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