Caligula by Allan Massie – book cover, description, publication history. Caligula by Allan Massie Nero by Edward Champlin If we know more about the emperor, and Massie gives us this knowledge in the. In his fifth imperial chronicle, Allan Massie sides with Camus in positing Caligula as an existentialist who laughed darkly into the bloody void.

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Still, caligulw is simply such a spoiled, self centered sociopath that the narrator character got on my nerves many times with his apologist inner speeches. Shows just how much sheeple are capable of enduring before they eventually decide enough is enough?

Nevertheless critics have been balanced in their assessments of the novel, as the following review from The Independent suggests: Further we see someone who unlike his predecessors is prepared to interpret things such as his divine status and the absolute power he has been granted literally and to test them to their limits.

Mario Tinoco rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He has lived in the Scottish Borders for the last 25 years, and now lives in Selkirk.

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Massid Arthur the King ; and Charlemagne and Roland Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Sins of the Fathers caused a controversy when Nicholas Mosley resigned from the judging panel for the Booker Prizeprotesting that none of his books of which Massie’s was the favourite made it on to the shortlist Martin Amis ‘ Time’s Arrow edged out Massie’s novel for the final spot on the six book list.


The novel is set at the fag end of the Roman Empire massle centres upon Marcus as he sets out on journey of discovery that takes him from Alllan to Greece and beyond. Books by Allan Massie. From Twitter alainmas “May warns Sturgeon against undermining Brexit”. He grew to enjoy the screams of his victims and cackled at the thought he could slit dinner guests’ throats at will.

It is this uncensored draft, with its frank asides and personal digressions, that we read.

I did not realize what was the purpose of writing this book, after all Caligula, an emperor, whom for Massie at least, used the Empire as his plaything, floating in a fantasy world and he never sniffed a glimmer of the reality it really meant.

Julian Scott rated it it was ok Jun 01, Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. This innovative work, Survivingis set in Rome and concerns a group of English-speaking alcoholics and the intensity of their friendships. Please try again later. Is it possible to take a sympathetic view of Caligula I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. However we also see someone forever seeking satisfaction in sex and the arbitrary execution of power but never finding it.

Allan Massie is also the author of a trilogy of novels about four brothers set during the Second World War: To subscribe to the newsletter, until further notice, please press the subscribe button. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. Caligulaa further novel in the sequence, tells the story of the infamous, ‘mad’ Roman emperor. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Massie’s effort at the third Claudio-Julian Emperor, Caligula, one of history’s atypical evil leaders is presented in a zllan slant here, more pages devoted to understanding the plight of a man upon whom greatness was thrust, but who was ill-equipped to deal with leading the world’s greatest empire than actually detailing the nature of his brutality.


Caligula by Allan Massie

We publish a Literature Newsletter when we have news and features on UK and international literature, plus opportunities for the industry to share. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And based on other histories I’ve read, he leaves out a lot of the more gruesome facts about Caligula’s behavior. A History of the Family that Shaped Britain was published in Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. He is the author of nearly 30 books, including caligul novels.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is notable for writing about the distant past, and the middle class, rather than grittier elements of the present.

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He destroys everything he touches. He was a leading, if lonely, campaigner against Ccaligula devolutionand a critic of much of the legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament since its establishment in But it was a mad world, in which good men such as Lucius claims to be felt they could not afford both virtue and life. Monday 31 December Fearing Germanicus’s popularity with aolan legions and the people, Tiberius may well have ordered Germanicus to be poisoned.

Lucius, cqligula author of this memoir, is requested by Agrippina, now the wife and empress of the Emperor Claudius, to write a memoir of his recollections of Caligula, the person and the emperor. Other books in the series. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His non-fiction books include works about Muriel Spark, Colette and Byron.