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The Murder of King Tut

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"The Murder of King Tut" adapts bestselling author James Patterson's" New York Times "bestselling novel. As we visit the Egyptian landscapes back in the time of the Boy King, we also follow the trials and tribulations of his discoverer, Howard Carter, as he searches tomb after tomb searching for what most other archeologists are certain doesn't exist -- the Tomb of Tutankh ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by IDW Publishing
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John
If you've already read the original book, this graphic novel will serve as a nice review. If you haven't read the original book, you probably won't have much luck in following the story. This comic adapts the book a little TOO faithfully, and it would have worked better had it focused solely on the story of Tut's murder, rather than jumping back and forth in time to show how his tomb was later discovered and how our hero, James Patterson, eventually stepped in to solve the mystery of Tut's death ...more
Bandit
Apr 08, 2012 Bandit rated it it was ok
I don't know why Patterson took a break from churning out his countless detective books to write this one, maybe writing murder mysteries for decades somehow qualifies one to be solve them. In any case, as a graphic novel this was ok, decent if not remarkable art. The story itself was imaginative and plausible, though to go as far as to call it a definitive solution might be a tad grandstanding. While I appreciated the amount of research that must have gone into this book, somehow reading it as ...more
Hamza
Apr 21, 2016 Hamza rated it liked it
I read a graphic novel version of this book, which makes it undoubtedly shorter in terms of dialogue and probably a lot different in general than the version others on here have reviewed. In any case, I thought it was interesting, but the premise of the story was mostly based on speculation and the structure was just so-so. I considered giving it four stars, but I just don't think it's worth it. Still worth a read, but definitely not the best graphic novel I've ever read.
Keeko
Sep 08, 2010 Keeko rated it really liked it
Interesting idea to tell the story from three perspectives. I can see now why James Patterson is a popular author. His writing is quick and light, but he still does a good job at creating interesting characters. One of the other reviewers said that the book made them curious to do their own research now, and I think that's a good compliment to this book.
Courtney
So this was the "graphic novel" that I guess was supposed to compliment/accompany the real book. And you know, I'm not much a fan of the comic-book style, but I liked this! There are some bonus art pieces at the end. Very short but fun!
Snow
Jan 04, 2011 Snow rated it it was ok
reviewing for Good Comics for Kids
Lawrence Carrington
Oct 01, 2012 Lawrence Carrington rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel, crime
Couldn't finish it
Don't waste your time on this
Fran
Jan 18, 2011 Fran rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Interesting speculation.
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