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Author: Arthur Phillips
ISBN: 1419310410
Pages: 627 pages
Publisher: RB Large Print (2004)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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Rating: 4.4
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by Arthur Phillips

The Egyptologist: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Beneath Arthur Phillips’s singular wit and peerless comic timing, lies a spot-on parable of twentieth-century self-delusion and the painfully fruitless quest for immortality.

The Egyptologist: A Novel has been added to your Cart. GARY SHTEYNGART, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook. The dueling voices of a nostalgic detective and the monomaniacal archaeologist he pursues around the world are only part of the treasure contained in The Egyptologist.

Arthur Phillips (born April 23, 1969) is an American novelist. His books include Prague (2002), The Egyptologist (2004), Angelica (2007), The Song Is You (2009), and The Tragedy of Arthur (2011). His next novel, The King at the Edge of the World will be published in 2020. Arthur Peter Monroe Phillips was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a BA in history from Harvard University in 1990.

Exploring issues of class, greed, ambition, and the very human hunger for eternal life, this staggering second novel gives us a glimpse of Phillips’s range and maturity–and is sure to earn him further acclaim as one of the most exciting authors of his generation. Interesting, detailed, odd - voices were great and certainly could tell the difference between the people & their writings. I did get to the point where I figured out what happened, but still it was interesting to the end.

The Egyptologist book. Should you find yourself entombed in ancient Egypt, hope that your minions included a copy of Arthur Phillips's new novel among the gilded tools and ebony furniture. It'll make the time fly, and it's practically bright enough to read by its own light. Yes, Ra, that Underworld sounds great, but I really want to get back to my book. The Egyptologist" is nothing like Phillips's bestselling debut, "Prague" (2002), and yet it's full of all the dazzling talent he showed there.

Also by Arthur Phillips. Excerpt from The Tragedy of Arthur. Other author's books: Prague: A Novel. Excerpt from The Song Is You. Excerpt from Prague. The Tragedy of Arthur: A Novel.

History & Fiction. A group of American ex-pats en route to adventure, inspiration, or perhaps even g in Prague, somehow get side-tracked and settle instead for the enigmatic city of Budapest. History & Fiction.

The Egyptologist Phillips, Arthur Random House (USA) 9780812972597 : From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Америка: 3 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 6 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

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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

This is simply one of my favorite novels of the past decade, if not longer.

I read it for the first time about six years ago, and loved it. I was reminded of it recently and quickly re-read it; it's even better the second time through. The book's main mystery is not that hard to deduce, but it is even more fun knowing its solution from the start, as Phillips has left clues throughout. And there are many other secrets to discover here.

Phillips also offers two completely different unreliable narrators at cross-purposes -- the confounding, supercilious Trilipush and the craven, self-important Farrell. There is humor both light and dark throughout. This is a quick-read book that is also intelligent and full of depth.
This 2004 follow-up to Prague has mixed or negative reviews from readers who may not care for farce of any hue or dexterity. But who can say the parallel narratives, focused on Luxor in 1922, perhaps Egyptology's most momentous year, are not inventive, and that Phillips does not bring a surfeit of writerly style? Further, 1920s voices, particularly where, as here, epistolary, aren't to everyone's taste either nowadays, thus some readers seem to have trouble at the start and others, for different reasons, at the finish. There's a madness, not necessarily a madcap, in the author's several novels, though this being darker essaying not only madness but murder. Another contradiction is that some Amazon reviewers purport to have "gotten it" early on, seeing the book as a flawed whodunit, while others are unresolved at the finish. This reviewer joins the latter cohort, begging the question whether Phillips sought to leave the reader haunted.
I believe this book either people love or hate it. I found the structure of the whole book presented all via letters was terrific and easy to follow. Each voice has a character of its own, or "many": It was as if reading a kaleidoscope of characters that change as you move the instrument and the light hits the same crystals in a different way, showing a completely different image each time. I had much fun reading this smart book that shows a profound knowledge of the times and history from Australia to England and Egypt.
The Egyptologist is written in the form of documents: letters, journal entries, maps, and figures. The epistolary novel has a rapid pace, good character development, humor, and action. The main theme is passion of the mind, a personality trait that can take a person out of the most devastating developmental environment and into a world of dreams. Passion, however, can change to delusion that, in archeology, may go undetected for millennia. Phillips' great story is very different from his more sophisticated psycho-historical novel, Prague (see my review on Amazon). Recently, I bought the author's novel, Angelica and look forward to reading it (as I did the other two) on my Kindle 1.
I was looking forward to reading this book, having enjoyed Aurthur Phillips first novel, Prague. Too bad this was disappointed me.
Many passages are much too long, which makes the book feel unending. worse is that the book takes the form of a detective novel, but the pieces fall into place much too soon, which compounds the feeling that it is overlong. Worst is that the characters are badly developed and unlikeable.
There are, however, a few things to like in this book, Arthur Philips has interesting ideas and a sense of humor, but I cannot recommend reading the entire novel for a handful of worthwhile scenes.
This is a largely epistolary novel that tracks the efforts to discover the grave of a fictitious Egyptian king. Set at the same time as the discovery of King Tut-Ankhamen's toom by Howard Carter, it weaves a complex plot that comes to what I felt was a disappointing conclusion. I don not recommend the book.
This book is very hard to describe. It is very strange, dark and down right weird in many places. But still, once you start, you will just have to see how it turns out. The plot: among other happenings, a guy of uncertain background goes to Egypt to find a lost tomb and some very unexpected things happen. I don't want to say much more, or it will ruin it for you, but understand that one of the major characters is probably very insane, and this may not be apparent until far along into the story. Things make more sense when you realize this. Not for the faint of heart by any means.
I read a lot of books and particularly enjoy books about Egypt. I really didn't like
this book and wouldn't recommend it...it was too weird for me.