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It was after page 125 that I had figured out exactly how the book was going to end.
I thoroughly enjoyed the dark humor and Phillips' style of allowing the characters to reveal their own weaknesses and darkest, innermost secrets through their writing.
This is a side note, but there isn't a single likable character in the entire story.
I believe this book either people love or hate it. I found the structure of the whole book presented all via letters was terrific and easy to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dulcinea del Toboso
I am far from an occasional reader and have a rather acceptable knowledge of Ancient Egypt. Perhaps it is because I have a distaste for epistolary fiction, including Dracula, but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Cui
There are very few books I cannot finish but this is one. Having read Elizabeth Peters marvelous Amelia Peabody mysteries and having read other mysteries about Egypt and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gwynn B. Owens
A twisty plot, excellent setting, intriguing characters. I didn't try to anticipate the ending (I never do; I like to be surprised), and as a lover of Egyptology and frequent... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Savannah Nan
I am a pretty heavy reader especially of non fiction books, but I just couldn't get it. Everyone else had figured out the ending half way through the book or sooner, but I still... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eunice
I think Arthur Phillips is one of our most under-appreciated authors, and I suspect it has something to do with his catholic taste in genres. Read morePublished 11 months ago by FranklinT
If you like honest narrators, this might not be your best bet. However, if you like that feeling of distrust when you're pretty sure your interlocutor is lying, and there's more... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Yasoda Dei Conti
Starts off great. History and mystery that is Ancient Egypt. But unfortunately keeps you wanting a little more towards the end.Published 14 months ago by K P
I was looking forward to reading this book, having enjoyed Aurthur Phillips first novel, Prague. Too bad this was disappointed me. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Dan