Review of The Murder of King Tut:The Plot To Kill The Child King by James Patterson/Martin Dugard

Posted 13 January, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut’s 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall.

But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?

Now, in THE MURDER OF TUT, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence–X-rays, Carter’s files, forensic clues–and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut’s death was anything but natural.

About the Author(s):
James Patterson published his first thriller in 1976 and since then has become one of the best-known and bestselling writers of all time, with more than 140 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, featuring Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club, and he has written numerous other #1 bestsellers. He lives in Florida.

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of such nonfiction titles as Chasing Lance, The Last Voyage of Columbus, Farther Than Any Man, Knockdown, and Into Africa. He has written for Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ. Dugard lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife and three sons.

My Review:
Wow. What can I say. Another sad review. I hate these!From what I heard, Patterson was supposed to be a talented author. He is….when he sticks to fiction.This book, however, did not meet his normal standards.This is truly not a NON-fiction book, like the cover portrays.It is a short and easy read,as is Patterson’s style. It was a half a day’s read. The co author’s did a lot of research for this book it is seems but they added to much to “spice” it up, leaving this a fiction book. I was quite disappointed with this book. I had never read anything on King Tut before, and was looking forward to learning all these really cool facts on his murder and such. But then I sit down and read this, and it was like picking up a normal Patterson novel….more for entertaining than filled with facts. I would not recommend that you spend you money on this book. I would suggest, that if you do want to read this book, borrow it from someone who may already have it or check it out of a local library first. That way you aren’t wasting money. I give this book 2 stars. The author is a great one, but the book itself….definitely not.

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