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Pyramids (Engelska) Massmarknadsbok – 30 April 2013
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- Utgivare : Harper; Reissue utgåvan (30 April 2013)
- Språk : Engelska
- Massmarknadsbok : 358 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 006222574X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062225740
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 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 and betrayal--not to mention a headstrong handmaiden--at the heart of his realm.
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for "readers of all ages," was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature," Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
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in a world slowly coming to recognise how opinion+politics+money differs from science, and where climate means more than weather, Terry wrings out a yarn of inheritance v heredity, deity v religion, romance v duty and stupidity v (and I *mean* versus) ignorance. There's a lot about camels, seagulls, olive stones, the value of good needlework and sea breezes.
The story so far....
Teppic inherits the greatest kingdom in this world, i.e. the Disc.
Undeterred, he sets out to make a life for himself.
*You need know nothing of Terry Pratchett or his invented Discworld. [If you do, you meet old friends.]
OK, so Teppic is an assassin. Get over it. And a king, but you can handle that by now, can't you? As for his godship, he hardly mentions it - the camels are more crucial. The pyramids are just, well, in the way, sort of thing.
Terry writes majestic endings.
If you haven't read the book by now, I'm wasting my time.....
'Pyramids' clocked in at 2p/chuckle, 10p/giggle, 63p/hmm, 76p/shudder
Ankh-Morpork Dept. of Statistics, D.L.s & L.s
With many of the novels however, there can be times when some moments are hard to understand, (like what is a llb?), but was made hilarious again by calling a camel (who's a mathematician) YouBastard!
Overall, both Pyramids and Small Gods are something to poke fun of religion at, especially with as much humour as Pratchett did. So, even with the four stars, I would rate this 8/10.