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The Quest by Wilbur Smith
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Aug 22, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: ancient-egypt-fiction, historical-fiction
Read from August 21 to 22, 2012 , read count: 1

Wilbur Smith knows how to tell a damn good story.

Unfortunately, The Quest wasn't a story I particularly wanted to read.

I just feel like it's disappointing. I'm not a big Wilbur Smith reader. I read the first books in his Ancient Egypt series eight years ago, so it may be that I'm older and more critical, or it could eb that Smith's writing has gone downhill. I'm tempted to say it's the latter, as my father (who has read every book of Smith's) has expressed the same opinion.

I side-eyed a lot of things – the plot, the characters, the morals of Taita – and still, to Smith's credit, I was able to get swept up in the story.

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