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CURRENT READING: THE EGYPTIAN : A NOVEL BY MIKA WALTARI

Considered one of the greatest works of Scandinavian literature, Waltari evokes ancient Egypt with amazing sensory detailConsidered one of the greatest works of Scandinavian literature, Waltari evokes ancient Egypt with amazing sensory detail

I, Sinuhe, the son of Senmut and of his wife Kipa, write this. I do not write it to the glory of the gods, nor to the glory of the Pharaohs, for I am weary of their deeds. I write neither from fear nor from any hope of the future but for myself alone. During my life I have seen, known and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread ; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this, and herein I differ from other writers, past and to come.

Mika Waltari
The Egyptian

I read this book years ago.

I read this book years ago. It is an insightful account of humanity thousands of years ago. The story is really interesting and you get a lot of information. its drive force, though, is the depiction of human's dark side and their desires which overlap with others' causing destruction and misery. Sinuhe is a strange character. i dont think I came to like him but I definitely admired his bravery and felt sorry for his misfortune :(

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