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Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
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Jun 05, 09

Read in June, 2009

The novel Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters is a long and slow. Frankly, after listening to the entire unabridged version, I am still trying to understand what the plot is all about. This book lacks a conflict or a purpose and resolves nothing at the end.

Set in the early 1900's in Egypt during the discovery of the Tomb of King Tut (The Golden Bird), several British characters walk around and talk alot, but, not about much. The "sub-plot", the opening of the tomb and the vast collection of treasures contained inside was the most interesting parts of the book, but, again, they were a sub-plot.

This is really too bad, it had a great setting with an interesting event to write about, but, just nothing to say. The characters were rather flat and un-interesting. No action, no adventure, no drama, my advise is no read it. This is one you can skip reading.
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