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Akhenaten by Naguib Mahfouz
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Dec 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ancient-egypt-fiction, historical-fiction, amarna-fiction
Read from January 08 to 09, 2012

Quite a good read, with lyrical writing. The book tells the story of Akhenaten’s reign through a number of perspectives, which can become a little repetitive, in order to find what the “truth” of Akhenaten’s god, reign and person. A range of perspectives are given from the highly critical to the ardent defenders – interestingly, these viewpoints are reflected in discussion about Akhenaten within modern discussion about the Amarna age. The conclusion the narrator reaches may not be one I personally agree with, but the journey there is superb.

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