November 5, 2007

never hoped for more affection

Posted in books tagged , at 11:07 pm by placeinthestars

The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips

I kind of enjoyed this, even though I think all of the characters are pretty awful (well, they range from mildly awful to terribly awful), except for Howard Carter, who is only around tangentially. The book is funny, smart, well-written, and full of unreliable narrators who are so caught up in their own lies that sometimes they think they’re actually telling the truth. I recommend it, though I will probably not keep it.

However, I was reading the reader’s guide questions and the last set of questions took me aback. Are there people reading who didn’t know click for spoilers