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Monday, September 28, 2009

REVIEW for The Murder of King Tut

Thank you to Miriam at Hachette Books for sending me a copy of this book.








TITLE: The Murder of King Tut

AUTHOR: James Patterson

GENRE: History

RATING: 4 stars

I have to say that I am amazed at James Patterson. First off I seriously wonder when this man sleeps??? He writes so much and has such diversified subjects that I am kind of in awe of him. His latest?? a non-fiction book on King Tut - who would have thought of James Patterson and King Tut in the same breath???

I don't really know very much about Egypt and its history, I DO remember having to learn all this stuff in high school, but I also DO remember how bored the whole subject made me feel. I did not feel the same when I read Patterson's view and takes on ancient Egypt and more specifically King Tut's life and the discovery of his burial place.

Patterson introduces us to Howard Carter who is a famous Egyptologist who actually discovered King Tut's burial location. Patterson does a wonderful job of presenting to us Mr. Carter - detailing his love of Egypt and how he finally discovered the burial location.

Intertwined with all of this is basically an interesting history lesson on King Tut and the Egypt of King Tut's period. However, what makes this book more interesting is Patterson's theory or view on King Tut's murder (hence the title of the book).

In true Patterson form - he researched his subject matter extensively and it shows. He also manages to insert his trademark fast paced, thrilling storytelling and actually made me want to read the next page and the next page.

I will not reveal too much more, but suffice it to say that this book was a very, very interesting read on what could potentially have been just another boring history lesson on Egypt.



6 comments:

♥Kathy♥ said...

Great review. i had wondered how James Patterson would handle writing a non-fiction book. Will have to see about getting a copy. =)

A.F. Heart said...

Thank you very much for the review. I have been awaiting the release of the book. As you noted, it could have been boring so it is encouraging to here the Patterson made it interesting. I will be getting this one for sure.

AF Heart
http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I have this one as well, and am looking forward to reading it. Your review makes me want to move it up in the line up!

:)

bermudaonion said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one!

Myckyee said...

Well, I don't read too much non-fiction, but your review has me very interested.

Linda Ellen said...

At first, I wasn't so sure if I would enjoy this book, but after having read your review, I was wrong to have missed my first opportunity to read and review this book. To be honest Tina, I didn't know this was the kind of book you would read, but I'm glad to have read your review. Thank you! =)

note: the word verification I have to type in for this comment is 'croter'. Seriously...

 
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