May 29, 2016 by JImbo
I haven’t read this book yet.
I plan on it.
From the quotes here it sounded neat.
“Fear conquers fear. This is how we Spartans do it, counterpoising to fear of death a greater fear: that of dishonor. Of exclusion from the pack.”
Good stuff, right?
Then I looked at the reviews.
It made me regret that I ever learned to read.
This book is the anti-intelligent Magnum Opus for Stephen Pressfield, and any rodents and sewer-dwellers who might wish to follow his footsteps.
I hate, plainly enough, this laughable fake ” approachable” history. As I hate bad writing in general.
If you wish to learn how to write, with wit, and intelligence, with a love of the joy of language- with any kind of humanity, avoid this book as if an infected carcass.
You’ll thank me later.
It is laughably lowest common denominator dreck.
This book insults even a ten year old.