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  • Clay Kallam

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFTom Holt's Olympiad was a very pleasant surprise instead of the usual staid ancient Greeks moving through their paces with reverent attitudes and deep connections to concerns that we no longer share the protagonists here are snarky brothers who narrate the attempts by the city of Elis to start the very first OlympicsThough my area of some expertise is several hundred years later from all I know about Greece at this time Holt is right on the money from the resistance to using writing to the non comprehension of t


  • Faith Jones

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI think what this author is telling us is that the Olympics originated boringly Or at least before the age of mass entertainment everything percolated through at a very slow paceAs I understand it before this and from this the first sporting contests eg wrestling were only the accompaniment of funerary practices The Greeks probably started it then the Ro


  • Rob

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFAn unusual historical fiction that pairs a thorough and insightful understanding of the ancient Greek world with a brazenly modern and arch tone Normally I dislike a modern tone and dialogue in historical fiction It comes across as lazy and breaks my sense of immersion However in this case it's not a problem because Holt's evident expertise in the world sustains his credibility while the playful and conversational tone makes for pleasant reading The story is something of a bumbling picaresue with the two brothers narrating their wanderings and misadventures with the wry detachment of decades of hindsight Yet tragedy peeks through the farcical tone often enough to give the novel some real h


  • Derelict Space Sheep

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDF42 WORD REVIEWNobody reading Tom Holt’s historical novels could doubt that he is K J Parker A scholar of Ancient Greek history Holt peppered his Olympic Games origin story with gritty realism and a profoundly resigned appreciation of the nemesis inherent in human nature


  • Levi O`loughlin

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI just couldn't get into it clever as it was I skimmed much through the middle


  • Usfromdk

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI don't think this book is uite as good as the other historical fiction novels by Tom Holt but it's worth reading if you liked a few of the others


  • Louise Beilby

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFOlympiad is a book which serves two functions as well as being an extremely entertaining and amusing read it also sums up the problems that any historian of Ancient Greece faces when trying to piece together a narrative of true historical events If Cleander and Cratus can't even agree on what happened to them twenty odd years ago and they didn't write anything down how can we trust the stories that were orally passed down over generations And then again if the Phoenician visitor is the one who knows how to write and we're relying on him to tell us about Ancient Greece will the version of events that he tells us be coloured by his views of the Greeks as being uncivilised types who guzzle horrible wine and eat nothing but meatThe most moving episode to my mind i


  • The Idle Woman

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFCombining a solid knowledge of ancient history with dry tongue in cheek humour Tom Holt's Olympiad is perfect light reading It follows the misadventures of two brothers in the 8th Century BC Cleander and Cratus who set out with the blessing of their king Leon to promote a new concept games where nobody's died Trekking across the Peloponnese from Sparta to Mycenae Megara Argos and Corinth this conjures up a real sense of the lives and customs of the people who might have been involved in the first Olympic Games As Holt explains in the prologue the Games are important not only for their significance as a sporting event but also because the Greeks came to define their very history in terms of 'Olympiads' The previous reviewer noted how Holt uses this theme of memory and history to very good effect as a framing device for the larger story Highly recommended as the kind of easy


  • Tlaloc

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFOlympiad is definitely the first historical novel of its kind I've read It's humorous witty and ironical exploring the philosophical themes of history what it really is and the reasons behind why its recorded and for whose benefit just how faithfully it's preserved and how much we can ever know by studying itIt's also an adventure novel of modest scale No big occurrences or notable historical events occur during the plot which goes well with its lets not take ourselves seriously approach and this may bore some readers familiar with other types of historical fictionUltimately its driven by the characters a ragtag group of everyday louts and sometimes vagabonds It's fiction but set way back and Holt pulls it off admirably


  • Liviu

    Paperback´ Olympiad MOBI ñ olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFMore dark irony adventures from the author this time in Greece around 776 BC as implied by the title but with lots of foreshadowing about the alphabet the Greek renaissance even RomeSame duo style of narration as in meadowland from two brothers this time telling the story to a Phoenician merchant now as the outsider whose comments contrast with the brothers' narrat


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