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Pyramids

by Terry Pratchett

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Series: Discworld: Gods (1), Discworld (7)

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Unlike most teenaged boys, Teppic isn't chasing girls and working at the mall. Instead he's just inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi-a job that's come a bit earlier than he expected (a turn of fate his recently departed father wasn't too happy about either). It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad-a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal-not to mention a headstrong handmaiden-at the heart of his realm.… (more)
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Ancient Egypt that isn't ancient Egypt. And reading this book has led me the hypothesis that Pratchett is a bit anti-woman. He is certainly anti-religion. And I hate being preached at in books. ( )
  pacbox | Jul 9, 2022 |
Þrælskemmtilegt innlegg í Diskheimaseríu Pratchetts. Einkasonur farósins neyðist til að taka við búinu eftir að sá gamli hrekkur upp af. Hann var búinn hefja nám sem leynimorðingi í borginni Ankh-Morpork en þarf nú að snúa heim til að glíma við óviðráðanlega presta, risa-píramídabyggingu, fórn sem neitar að láta drepa sig og úlfalda sem reynist mesti stærðfræðingur Diskheima. Já ekki er öll vitleysan eins. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
La primera mitad del libro note al autor un tanto serio aunque siempre ponia los comentarios simpaticos de siempre, no conecte con esa parte. El personaje principal no me termino de llegar nunca asi mismo como la dama que lo acompaña, en el momento en que aparece el mejor personaje de este libro, el camello matematico maldito bastardo todo cambia para bien, retorna lo mejor del humor de mundodisco y vuelve a sacar la sonrisa que todo el tiempo roba esta enorme saga.

Entonces le aumente estrellas solo por el, ame cada participacion que tuvo hasta incluso la del final, todo lo demas que sucede en si no es malo, pero le falta tener mas carisma a pesar que la invasion de antepasados momificados es genial. ( )
  Enzokolis | Jan 17, 2022 |
While I've enjoyed the previous six books immensely, it just feels like Pratchett hit his stride with this one. I laughed more, and I enjoyed the story and banter more. Who knew the Egyptians and their pyramids were so ripe for comedy?

My favourite of the Discworld books so far. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
35. Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
published: 1989
format: 323-page paperback
acquired: 2007
read: Jul 21-25
time reading: 9:35, 1.8 mpp
rating: 3
locations: Discworld (in a version of ancient Egypt with magical forces)
about the author: 1948-2015, from Buckinghamshire, England

I love discworld, still, but this one was tough. Terrific ideas, terrific world, great characters and ideas. Pratchett has so much fun playing on ancient Egypt, classical Greek philosophy, death (and mummies), religion and, just discworld,. But the plot drive isn‘t there, and when it is, the pacing is terrible. It makes for a sluggish read.

2021
https://www.librarything.com/topic/333774#7565112 ( )
  dchaikin | Jul 28, 2021 |
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Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Paolini, Pier FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to sweep up the pieces.
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All assassins had a full-length mirror in their rooms, because it would be a terrible insult to anyone to kill them when you were badly dressed.
The ancestors pressed forward, muttering. When you've been dead for hundreds of years, you're not inclined to feel generous to those people who assured you that you were going to have a lovely time.
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Unlike most teenaged boys, Teppic isn't chasing girls and working at the mall. Instead he's just inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi-a job that's come a bit earlier than he expected (a turn of fate his recently departed father wasn't too happy about either). It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad-a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal-not to mention a headstrong handmaiden-at the heart of his realm.

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Pteppic geht nach Ankh-Morpork um Assassine zu werden. Dann wird er Pharao und baut eine Pyramide. Doch dabei gibt es Ärger und er muss feststellen, dass es sehr schwierig ist eine Pyramide zu töten.
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