Saturday, 22 March 2014

Ben Kane's Spartacus

This book didn't have the same impact as the Hannibal series, which I really enjoyed and would recommend. It was a good tale nonetheless, but the characterisation seemed to be lacking compared to Hannibal. This is a series and I will get the next books. I enjoy the Spartacus legend. It's a shame there is little written about him, just enough to make author's tales tantalising.

I was very taken by the TV series. The first series was too much in the style of 300 but the following series told a better tale and had less visual stylisation, which for historical programmes is a blessing. Terrific series and brilliant ending. Well worth watching but needs the 18 certificate.

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