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The Murder of King Tut ❰Reading❯ ➷ The Murder of King Tut Author James Patterson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A secret buried for centuriesThrust onto Egypt s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut s reign was fiercely debated from the outset Behind the palace s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries A secret buried for centuriesThrust of King PDF/EPUB ë onto Egypt s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut s reign was fiercely debated from the outset Behind the palace s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King s most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian The Murder eBook æ history To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversyThe keys to an unsolved mysteryEnchanted by the ruler s tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the , year old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life s mission to uncover the pharaoh s hidden tomb He began his search inbut encountered countless setbacks and dead ends before he Murder of King PDF/EPUB ä finall, uncovered the long lost cryptThe clues point to murderNow, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence X rays, Carter s files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages to arrive at their own account of King Tut s life and death The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.


10 thoughts on “The Murder of King Tut

  1. Aaron Aaron says:

    Put your seat belts on because this is going to be a bumpy review In all his arrogance, Patterson claims to have done a great deal of research as he and Martin Dugard try to solve the mystery of the boy king, Tutankhamun This is not non fiction as it claims to be, but historical fiction The tale is told on three levels chapters highlighting how Patterson visited the recent controversial Tut exhibit that toured America a couple of years ago, chapters that introduce readers to the life of arch Put your seat belts on because this is going to be a bumpy review In all his arrogance, Patterson claims to have done a great deal of research as he and Martin Dugard try to solve the mystery of the boy king, Tutankhamun This is not non fiction as it claims to be, but historical fiction The tale is told on three levels chapters highlighting how Patterson visited the recent controversial Tut exhibit that toured America a couple of years ago, chapters that introduce readers to the life of archaeologist and Tut tomb founder Howard Carter, and chapters covering the short life of Tut himself.The writing is light and breezy as most of Pattersons other works, which makes it a comfortable and quick read The main problem is that the book is simply full of errors It is clear that Patterson and Dugard only did a cursory search of information about Tut and his family and the events surrounding his death as most of what is presented is connected to out of date theories For example, the vizier Aye, which is traditionally spelled Ay, is generally considered the father of Nefertiti Tut s step mother It is quite bothersome to see Patterson have him practically ruling over her through most of the early part of the book.It is generally believe that Tut lived for quite some time as he ruled, and he and his wife are considered models of ancient romance During his reign, much was done to reinstate the gods and both he and his wife Ankhesanamun dropped the Aten from their names to be replaced by the traditional lord of the gods Amun As a result, major holes are punched into the theories presented by Patterson and Dugard as to who killed the boy king.Howard Carter is also presented as a talented archaeologist who worked hard to find success and was beaten down by others In some ways, this was true, but he was also considered by many of his contemporaries to be arrogant and boorish Few wanted to work with him or respected him before and after the finding of Tut s tomb He is well known and respected for the findings, but he was not well loved.To be honest, it almost feels like Patterson and Dugard basically sat down and watched The Face of Tutankhamun, a pretty good, but outdated 3 part documentary put out by the BBC in 1993 Much of the proposed theories in the book are similar, though many have been overruled by new scientific techniques and further findings in the field For example, the head injury cited in the book as possibly playing a major role during his death is now believed to have been caused by the embalming process after Tut s skull has been examined with modern MRI technology.It irks me that a book filled with this many errors is being marketed as non fiction, particularly in light of the fact that the format of the presentation is novelization Those with any knowledge of ancient Egypt s 18th Dynasty will see the wholes, and the general public will find themselves misled Writers of historical fiction are allowed to take liberty with the facts as the storytelling is at the core of the presentation Writers of non fiction should not since they are presenting things as being fact This is the first time I have not enjoyed Patterson I am actually disgusted He should be ashamed and should maybe consider actually contacting an Egyptologist if he would like to try this again.Those looking for great mysteries set in King Tut s time, should read the Lord Meren series by Lynda S Robinson There is also the mystery series by Lauren Haney that focuses on Lt Bak, a Medjay detective during the time of Hatshepsut Other great writers with stories centering around ancient Egypt include Judith Tarr, Pauline Gedge, and Michelle Morin.For those looking for mysteries relating to archaeologist, the best choice is the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters, the pen name of well respected egyptologist Barbara Mertz Both Amelia and Dr Mertz would greatly disagree with the view of Carter presented in Patterson s work.As for looking for biographies about Nefertiti, Tut, Akenaten, or any other of the people presented in the book, there is no shortage of great works by specialists in the field Any of them would be better than this


  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    I m half way through with the book and like a few of other reviewers have mentioned..as soon as I read how much time and effort went into the researching of this book, my cynical side came outI m thinking don t tell me how much time you put into it but let me gauge that for myself after I ve read it.I m no Egyptologist by any stretch but for a book that has been heavily researched it is definitely light on detailsanother thing I don t like is when the author places himself within the I m half way through with the book and like a few of other reviewers have mentioned..as soon as I read how much time and effort went into the researching of this book, my cynical side came outI m thinking don t tell me how much time you put into it but let me gauge that for myself after I ve read it.I m no Egyptologist by any stretch but for a book that has been heavily researched it is definitely light on detailsanother thing I don t like is when the author places himself within the story.ego, egoego..I had stopped reading Patterson because I was just so dammed tired of the Dr Cross super hero and Lyndsay Boxer and her posse I was hopeful when I saw his latest book but after half way through, it sof the same from Pattersona book to read on the the bus commuting back and forth to work I m done with this book and yes it is official.I will not read Patterson from here on outYeah, I can t get over the fact that set aside entire chapters for himself.Get over yourself already


  3. Charlie Charlie says:

    UNBELIEVABLE The worst book I ve ever read in my life Laughably bad This idiot thinks he was the first to consider that Tutankhamen may have been assassinated, and that he alone has solved his murder I mean I don t think he ACTUALLY believes that, but I do think he believes it s easy as hell fool adults into believing that Which by the way, is fucking insulting It s painfully obvious that he considers his adult audience to be dumb as fuck There are a million chapters in this shitty bo UNBELIEVABLE The worst book I ve ever read in my life Laughably bad This idiot thinks he was the first to consider that Tutankhamen may have been assassinated, and that he alone has solved his murder I mean I don t think he ACTUALLY believes that, but I do think he believes it s easy as hell fool adults into believing that Which by the way, is fucking insulting It s painfully obvious that he considers his adult audience to be dumb as fuck There are a million chapters in this shitty book, but why one chapter ends and another begins is very often incomprehensible There arethan a few instances of a chapter ending in the middle of a scene, and then the very next chapter beginning EXACTLY where the last left off, with no discernible reason for the break Most every chapter is literally only about 2 4 pages long, and in between each one is a chapter heading that takes up about half a page I also noticed that Patterson or possibly his editors, ended each chapter as early or high up on the page as possible, and the font is fucking huge, and his sentences and paragraphs are incredibly simple and short, so the thing reads almost as quick as Everybody Poops, despite being 350 pages Except it s oh so very adult, with lots and lots of disgusting underage sister fucking that Patterson tries to portray as romantic Patterson also finds a way to write himfuckingself into the book as a heroic scholarly history buff, who does a buttload of research trying to crack the case But oh yeah, actually all he did was attend 2 Tut museum exhibitions He admits that he s not really that interested in Tut, what really interests him is that so many others are I ve never read any other Patterson shit and don t plan to The guy is a turd, and a joke He s a joketurd Fuck him


  4. Brittany Brittany says:

    I am a huge lover of history, especially during mythological religions I also have been deeply sucked into the Alex Cross series and love James Patterson s writing Understandably, that left me VERY excited when I discovered this book but it was a big let down.The book is told in 3 parts, so I will assess eachThe Egyptian back story that spans across generations to backfill the reader into events that meet up to Tut as Pharoah I LOVED this section, 4 stars, and only becuase there was so I am a huge lover of history, especially during mythological religions I also have been deeply sucked into the Alex Cross series and love James Patterson s writing Understandably, that left me VERY excited when I discovered this book but it was a big let down.The book is told in 3 parts, so I will assess eachThe Egyptian back story that spans across generations to backfill the reader into events that meet up to Tut as Pharoah I LOVED this section, 4 stars, and only becuase there was so much skipping around, when I wanted MORE Howard Carter, the Egyptologist I mean maybe he was successful, and I m sure his character was based on reports about him But man did I NOT like him and really even got to the point where I didn t want him to be successful because he was such a jerk Then there was the story of James Patterson himself and research cohorts as they studied to unearth the story and try to prove his theory of murder Overall, the pace was excrutiatingly slow, especially on the Carter sections and I found it hard to enjoy the story It was definitely not the best work of James Patterson He had a great theory and I was interested in it, but the delivery made it hard to enjoy the process I can t rate it higher than It was OK, which is 2 stars on Goodreads


  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    Mildly engaging.It mostly goes back and forth between Ancient Egypt and the people who would later discover his hidden tomb It also focuses on how Tut was murdered and the turmoil happening during his reign OVERALL GRADE C plus.


  6. Scott Rhee Scott Rhee says:

    I don t like James Patterson, and here s why, in four long winded personal reasons that most Patterson fans will simply write off as nit picking, petty, or just plain wrong, but whatever 1 Nobody can convince me that he actually writes his own books any I have no actual proof that he doesn t, but I m fairly certain based on the circumstantial evidence that I m about to lay down that he does NOT, in fact, write his own books I m sure, early in his career, he actually did his own writing I don t like James Patterson, and here s why, in four long winded personal reasons that most Patterson fans will simply write off as nit picking, petty, or just plain wrong, but whatever 1 Nobody can convince me that he actually writes his own books any I have no actual proof that he doesn t, but I m fairly certain based on the circumstantial evidence that I m about to lay down that he does NOT, in fact, write his own books I m sure, early in his career, he actually did his own writing Now, though, I m pretty sure that he shops his book ideas around to other writers, which is why you never see a James Patterson novel with just his name on it any There is always a co writer s name on the cover, usually in half the font size below Patterson s giant fonted size name I m sure these co writers are getting a pretty penny in royalties, while Patterson is getting the main credit, but these co writers are probably doing all the writing And, I m sorry, but no writer can single handedly write the number of books he seems to churn out in a month without the help of a co writer or a ghost writer getting co writer credit Unless, of course, Patterson is on a cocktail of meth, cocaine, and No Doze Which could explain the next reason 2 His writing sucks He tends to write at a fourth grade level, which is probably insulting to most fourth graders I often can t tell if his intended audience is young adult or people who think Donald Trump is a genius To be fair, I ve read plenty of young adult authors who are far better wordsmiths than Patterson Listen, I m not putting down Patterson simply because he writes at a fourth grade level It s also what he writes The sentences are sloppy The details he includes tend to be extraneous, while he, onthan a few occasions, leaves out significant details His notoriously short chapters may make the story seem to go by quicker but it does nothing to improve the actual story Patterson seems to live by the motto less is, but, in some cases, less is just less.3 I read The Murder of King Tut , which claims to be nonfiction it says so on the cover , but for a book which claims to be nonfiction and, supposedly, full of factual information, there is not an iota of an attribution, credits, footnotes, endnotes, or sources anywhere in the book The parts set during Ancient Egyptian times 14th century read like sections from a novel, which is what they are, because I am sure that there is no way Patterson knew what the hell King Tut ate or wore on any given day or who Tut slept with I could be wrong Patterson may very well have a time machine, was able to go visit Tut, interview him, talk to his servants and relatives and concubines and the Egyptian man on the street But I doubt it If Patterson had simply called his book a novel , I wouldn t be complaining Okay Yeah, I would It would still suck Sadly, Patterson isn t just ruining his own reputation with this, he s also hurting the street cred of his co writer, Martin Dugard If the name sounds familiar, it s because he s the co writer for Bill O Reilly on all his Killing books My guess is Dugard did all the hard research and fed it all to Patterson, but Patterson didn t feel the need to share all the hard work that went into the research Why not Because Patterson didn t do it himself, so it doesn t matter.4 Patterson annoyingly interjects himself into his own narrative in such a meaningless and distracting way, that, even if the book were in any way interesting which it s not , it actually makes the bookstupid I don t need Patterson to tell me, three times, that he knows who murdered King Tut Especially when, in the end, he essentially leaves the reader hanging with the worst cop out ending It worked in the movie Clue , but it doesn t work here Note to writers don t keep telling the reader you know who the killer is and then bam get to the end and surprise them with Ha Just kidding I don t really know who the killer is Just speculation Besides pissing off the reader, you re actually killing your own credibility Why the fuck would I ever want to read another Patterson novel after this one Answer I wouldn t


  7. Megan Megan says:

    This has got to be the most awful book I have read in a long time, if not my entire life I have never read a James Patterson book, never had an urge The only reason I picked this one up was because it sounded interesting as an historical novel He bills this book as a non fiction thriller This is complete and utter bulls t I was a history major in undergrad I have read PLENTY of non fiction books This is NOT one of them Patterson is making crap up as he goes along He s making these re This has got to be the most awful book I have read in a long time, if not my entire life I have never read a James Patterson book, never had an urge The only reason I picked this one up was because it sounded interesting as an historical novel He bills this book as a non fiction thriller This is complete and utter bulls t I was a history major in undergrad I have read PLENTY of non fiction books This is NOT one of them Patterson is making crap up as he goes along He s making these real people into fictional characters It s a huge shame And there is no thriller anything about thing book It is written on a child s level It s very simple, the dialogue is too easy There are over 100 chapters in this book and it is not that long Each chapter is about 1 3 pages each Patterson goes as far as making himself a character in this book That just shows you how much this books sucks when the author decided to insert himself in it as a self righteous detective Patterson s theory on Tut s death is completely absurd and he shows no evidence of his thesis, even though he says he studied the history of the boy King extensively He basically wrote a historical fiction and then at the end randomly states that this is my thesis on how Tut died, and it s the truth I solved the mystery of his death Case closed When there wasn t even a mystery to begin with For God s sake skip this piece of crap It s not worth anyone s time


  8. Kenny Kenny says:

    To say Patterson writes ten books a year is supposed to be a compliment It shouldn t be.Obviously, his co writers do most of the work and I suspect in this case Patterson merely wrote the self serving self descriptive entries and broke the book down into his famous two page chapters, because he thinks his readers are such numbskulls that they cannot concentrate forthan sixty seconds at a time.He may be right, if you judge his readers by the writer Was Tutankhamun murdered As an affici To say Patterson writes ten books a year is supposed to be a compliment It shouldn t be.Obviously, his co writers do most of the work and I suspect in this case Patterson merely wrote the self serving self descriptive entries and broke the book down into his famous two page chapters, because he thinks his readers are such numbskulls that they cannot concentrate forthan sixty seconds at a time.He may be right, if you judge his readers by the writer Was Tutankhamun murdered As an afficionado of Egytian history, I m well aware of the controversy in the scientific community over this very issue But Patterson et al do not resolve the mystery, so be forewarned In short, Tut either died by an accident or was murdered by someone in the royal household That is the extent of Patterson s revelation I m not kidding.James Patterson is a pedestrian writer whose books are the literary equivalent of daytime television you can skip entire chapters episodes and not miss a thing In fact, in this case, you can even skip the ending.I wish I d skipped the beginning and the middle, too


  9. Margaret Margaret says:

    I am not going to glorify this with any stars.I got qualms about it when I came across the tomb building slaves being slaughtered in the desert As the tomb builders were highly skilled artisans, this was a load of bollocks to start with Ask John Romer he excavated their village and wrote a book about them Many of his finds are in the British Museum and I have seen them with my own eyes.When I got to around page 52 and Ay misspelled Aye was ogling Nefertiti, only the fact that I had got t I am not going to glorify this with any stars.I got qualms about it when I came across the tomb building slaves being slaughtered in the desert As the tomb builders were highly skilled artisans, this was a load of bollocks to start with Ask John Romer he excavated their village and wrote a book about them Many of his finds are in the British Museum and I have seen them with my own eyes.When I got to around page 52 and Ay misspelled Aye was ogling Nefertiti, only the fact that I had got the book from the library saved it from being hurled across the room with great force.Ay was the FATHER of Nefertiti This is verifiable FACT Ay and Teya were the parents of Nefertiti, who had one sister who was married to Akhenaten s war leader, Horemheb who later became pharaoh himself.The research that Mr Patterson boasts about at the book s beginning is laughable crap


  10. Christopher Saunders Christopher Saunders says:

    James Patterson is a perfectly serviceable writer of thrillers and police procedurals What on Earth possessed him to write a book billing itself as a nonfiction thriller This wretched book, which parallels the short, unhappy reign of King Tutankhamen with Howard Carter s discovery of his tomb, makes obnoxious pretenses to fastidious accuracy fake nothing, even a bee sting Patterson implores in his introduction , yet the actual book offers a thin, lazy caricature of real events Besides bu James Patterson is a perfectly serviceable writer of thrillers and police procedurals What on Earth possessed him to write a book billing itself as a nonfiction thriller This wretched book, which parallels the short, unhappy reign of King Tutankhamen with Howard Carter s discovery of his tomb, makes obnoxious pretenses to fastidious accuracy fake nothing, even a bee sting Patterson implores in his introduction , yet the actual book offers a thin, lazy caricature of real events Besides building a story around the mostly discredited idea of Tut s murder by political enemies, Patterson plumps his narrative with cardboard characterizations and lame invented dialogue that bears less resemblance to Ancient Egypt than a Yummy Mummy cereal box My favorite howler wasn t the Egyptian nobles joking about their divine status or the Pharaoh enduring jibes at his impotence, but a mean teacher telling grade school Tut to sit down and practice your hieroglyphs As historical fiction this would be bad enough as a book pretending to be history it s inexcusable


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