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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
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Sep 17, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, humour
Read from September 15 to 18, 2011

In the beginning pages I think Pyramids was suffering from a slightly confused identity crisis. We learn about an Assassin school and for a while it seems this is where the story will head, but then we are taken back to the domain of kings and priests and pyramids, where the majority of action occurs. For me, it wasn't until the final third of the book that the story really picked up and resembled the Terry Pratchett that I know and love. But for the most part, in terms of story, character and humour, it fell flat. The highlight was the camel. What a great character! The scenes parodying ancient Egyptian death rituals were also very well done, particularly those showing the embalming and mummification process. Overall, not the best in the Discworld series (so far, in publishing order), but there are a few gems scattered throughout to make it a reasonably enjoyable distraction from modern-day Ankh-Morpork.

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