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The Egyptian
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari
12 posts | 15 read | 1 reading | 7 to read
A historical novel of ancient Egypt whose chief character is Sinuhe, the physician. He is a friend to the Pharoah, but ends his days in exile.
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swynn
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This was the bestselling book in the US in 1949. It's about an Egyptian physician and close friend to Pharoahs Akhenaten and Horemheb. Attention to historical detail is remarkable, but so is readability, with colorful characters, cynical humor, and a recurring theme of the dangers of good intentions. There seem to be allusions to contemporary politics, with occasional jokes and jabs I just don't get, but it worked pretty well for me anyway.

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Tailsmalone
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Probably my favorite fiction read of the year. It‘s the autobiography/memoir of a court physician in Egypt, from the end of the reign of Amenhotep III through part of Horemheb‘s. I love historical fiction, stories about Ancient Egypt, and an intense first-person narrative. Definitely worth a read!

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Melissa_J
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I no longer have the tagged book in my collection, but it‘s an excellent piece of historical fiction set in Ancient Egypt. Of course, one can never go wrong with either Michelle Moran or Margaret George for historical fiction. Pictured are their works set in Ancient Egypt. #WalkLikeanEgyptian

#WanderingJune

LeahBergen I love the Waltari novel, too! Pauline Gedge‘s novel was my first “adult” Egyptian book that I read as a kid and I became obsessed 8mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I‘ve never read any of Gedge‘s books but I have one around here somewhere. I think it‘s 8mo
Cinfhen All these posts are making me want to read about ancient Egypt 8mo
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BarbaraBB So many good recommendations! 8mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful covers ✨✨✨ 8mo
BookishTrish I loved all of these books! (And think I still have the Walteri somewhere...) 8mo
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Eggs
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari
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All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian🎶

#walklikeanegyptian #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen 🎶 Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
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Cinfhen 👂🏼🐛 8mo
BarbaraBB I never knew the lyrics. They are cool! 8mo
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Sha0102
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I really thought I'd love this book but although the plot was nice, the characters were too plain , lacked some vivacity. I really can't point exactly what I dislike the most. I read 56% and just couldn't.

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Martta
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari
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I've been wanting to read more of our national classics and today I found this one from the used bookstore. I know it's a bit strange to have a national classic that tells about historical Egypt. But it is regarded as one of the most famous books from Finland. I've been wanting to read it for ages and now I get a chance!

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AmberJoy
Egyptian | Mika Waltari

Does anyone have an recommendations for a fantasy that‘s based on Egyptian mythologies? I‘m surprised that there are not more

jfalkens Reawakened series is a YA about a girl who meets and falls in love with a mummy(the mummies look human for the most part) and has to help him save the world. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I haven‘t read this series yet, but my friend is always telling me to read 2y
AmberJoy Thanks @jfalkens I‘m adding to my TBR 2y
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jfalkens I haven't read this series yet but I read his Percy Jackson series(Greek mythology) and loved them. It's on my to-read shelf(first 3 books were a Christmas present from my husband). 2y
AmberJoy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks oh these are good and you should read them lol! This series is why I want more 2y
jfalkens @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😂 I was too absorbed typing I didn't even see yours pop up til after I posted 2y
jfalkens @AmberJoy no problem 😊 she does have another series but it's Indian mythology if your interested. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh! And there‘s a steampunk novel that touches on Egyptian Mythology, though it takes place in London. 2y
sprainedbrain Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but I thought it was fun 😃 2y
Dragon This is a rather fun YA fantasy 2y
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bibliotecafermecata
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari
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Hey, guys! I've recently bought "The egyptian", by Mika Waltari. It's definitely on my TBR list for this summer 'cause the synopsis sounds very interesting.
Did you read this book? If yes, how was it? If not, do you want to read "The egyptian" or other books from Mika Waltari?
#book #tbr #books #theegyptian #interesting #booklover #read #reader #summer #bookaholic #bookworm

MrBook I'll give it a go 🙌🏻. 3y
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jdtchicago
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari

...we have been born into strange times. Everything is melting...like clay on a potter's wheel. Dress is changing, words, customs are changing, and people no longer believe in the gods - though they may fear them. ...perhaps we were born to see the sunset of the world, for the world is already old, and 1200 years have passed since the building of the pyramids. When I think of this, I want to bury my head in my hands and cry like a child.

LeahBergen I loved this book! 3y
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MaDo
The Egyptian | Mika Waltari
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Uno de mis favoritos. Para mí, imprescindible

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Nebklvr
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The Egyptian was a fascinating book! A day in the life of a poor Egyptian.

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Jmstein
Egyptian | Mika Waltari
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I ended up DNFing this book after finally getting around to picking it up. I absolutely love ancient Egypt and find it so fascinating but, strangely enough, many topics I love don't often translate into books. I've yet to read a great book set in ancient Egypt.