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Pyramids (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

Pyramids (Discworld) (edition 2013)

by Terry Pratchett (Author)

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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)
Title:Pyramids (Discworld)
Authors:Terry Pratchett (Author)
Info:Harper (2013), Edition: Reissue, 368 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Science Fiction, wl2015

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Another great Terry Pratchett adventure! Loved it! Hard to be a Pharaoh when all those gods become real. Very entertaining! Nigel Planer did a wonderful job narrating. ( )
  njcur | Jan 21, 2020 |
The highlight of this book is learning that the smartest creature on the Discworld is a camel called "You Bastard". Otherwise "Pyramids" feels a bit disjointed with threads that weren't resolved and some jokes that fell flat. Did Pratchett have a tight deadline with this one? ( )
  MiaCulpa | Dec 12, 2019 |
One of the better books of the Discworld series, Pyramids was a fun, light read. Some might argue that Pratchett could have done more with the material, particularly with the protagonist's assassin training, but overall it was well-written. My favorite part was the lampooning of the philosopher's guild. ( )
  G-Morrison | Nov 18, 2019 |
Somehow a less successful Discworld book, perhaps the characters are not as engaging, although there are plenty of cringeworthy puns. ( )
  CarltonC | Jul 9, 2019 |
Hilarious. One of the funniest Discworld books. I was reading most of it with my daughter and we were rolling with laughter at some of the scenes - especially the one when Teppic gets dressed for his first ceremonial occasion. "Now this, sire, is the Scapula of Hygiene. Where would you like it put?"

The story features an assassin turned pharaoh, a genius mathematician ill-tempered camel named You Bastard, numerous pharaohs living and in various stages of deadness; Ptaclusp and Ptraci, and of course, pyramids. Moral of the story: size matters, but in this case it is the dimension of time that's important.

This is probably one of Sir Pterry's funniest books, and one of the most disjointed. Threads aren't quite resolved, the story often doesn't make sense, but the hilarity makes up for all.
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  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
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Pratchett, Terryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ittekot, VenugopalanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paolini, Pier FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planer, NigelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary 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.
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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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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