The New York Times Bestseller Arrives In The UK; The Egyptologist is a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an archaeologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king.
This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil.
Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, The Egyptologist is a triumph of narrative bravado.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 392 pages
- Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780715633991
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Review by picardyrose
Everyone, including me, called it brilliant. Can't say more.
Review by podperson
Kind of weird novel set in Egypt at the time of Howard Carter. A man commits an odd sort of fraud only t oend it very badly indeed.