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Warlock by Wilbur Smith
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Aug 06, 12

did not like it
Read in August, 2012

Very disappointed with this novel. I read there for God, and really enjoyed it. However the great parts about that book, the character of taita, a man of science who uses his wit and knowledge to solve problems, is gone. Instead, he's back as a pseudo-Obi-Wan Kenobi and solves all the problem by supernatural magic. It's so bad there's even a scene that if you added the theme music to the Empire strikes back you can just hear Obi-Wan Kenobi saying these aren't the droids, no wait, egyptians, sorry, that you're looking for.
He completely ruins the novelty of the character. And it's just so ridiculous that the story, while it may have some good parts Of a plot,, just can't make up for. There's also long drawnout masses of paragraphs that are completely unnecessary and definitely should've been edited out. This novel is way too long.
Also, I find it frustrating that every female character they come across are all described as the most beautiful they'd ever seen. Lostiris was incredibly beautiful, Mintaka is incredibly beautiful, the daughters of Pharoh are all beautiful, just too much. And the descriptions of everybody's breasts every few pages is just way too much. I got very tired of reading Smith's fantasies of Egyptian women and their booby every few pages.
Overall a major let down.
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