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Khufu's Wisdom by Naguib Mahfouz
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I found this book incredibly gripping. The sense of being right there, in ancient Egypt, was evoked through the use of lyrical and languid language. The story is exceedingly dramatic - Shakespearean really. It is a beautifully told tale of power and evil, goodness and truth, love and hate - it has everything. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Aug 10, 2014 |
I liked the story well enough. It has an Oedipus the King sort of feel to it.... that is, once fate has got a hold of you, you cannot escape its grasp. I was disappointed to learn that the "historical" aspect of this historical fiction is minimal. ( )
  DaddySchool | Mar 16, 2011 |
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The Possessor of Divine Grandeur and Lordly Awe, Khufu, son of Khnum, reclined on his gilded couch, on the balcony of the antechamber overlooking his lush and far-flung palace garden.
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