Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 book 190

Elizabeth Peters' The Curse of the Pharoahs
I was excited to dive back into this series, and at first the hilarious narrative voice was enough to sustain me, but by halfway through, I was kind of bored. How many cursed tombs can there be? I don't want to read an entire series where they just go to Egypt, do the Orientalist thing, dig up some tombs, and try and solve murders. It's very much a rehash of the first one with a new cast of (not very interesting) characters. I mean, the fact that Emerson and Amelia are married now makes for some fun moments, but man, things really drag until the ending and the big reveal. B/B-.

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