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Pyramids, by Terry Pratchett

bewithoutcontext's review against another edition

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4.0

Definitely my favorite so far of the Discworld series!

azure_mood's review against another edition

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4.0

Even better than the last.

eggp's review against another edition

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2.0

Sandy, unchanging
a kingdom without plumbing
some inheritance.

dbevvers63's review

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funny lighthearted mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.0

shinysarah28's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted slow-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

2.75

tarana's review against another edition

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5.0

This was hilarious. Pharaoh's son trains in Assassin's Guild in order to have a way to earn money to pay for stuff to go in Pyramids at home. That's how it starts. Goes on from there.

marleens's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

In my current reread of the whole Discworld series, Pyramids was the first one that I didn’t remember anything about at all. I’m guessing that that’s mostly because it’s such a standalone book, without any of the well known and loved character groups (witches, wizards, guards). But it’s definitely a very fun one! I really liked main character Teppic, and the other characters were fun too. His father and the embalming duo might have been some of my faves. I wish we would have spent longer on the assassin stuff in Ankh Morpork because I really enjoyed that, but I can understand why the plot needed us to get back to the desert quickly. A fun romp!

threeheadedinternet's review against another edition

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adventurous funny fast-paced

4.5

iainkelly_writing's review against another edition

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5.0

The Discworld does Ancient Egypt and assassins who don't like to kill anyone. Great stuff, 2nd time round reading and still fresh, funny and original.

sophianavarre's review against another edition

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1.0

Disappointed in this one! I am working my way through the Terry Pratchett catalogue and have loved them all, but I couldn't get past the xenophobia here. I know that the pyramids act as a metaphor to point out the general silliness of the trappings of organized religion, but... still. It was a bit much. DNF'd at 30%.