Pyramids In Pyramids you ll discover the tale of Teppic a student at the Assassin s Guild of Ankh Morpok and prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi thrust into the role of pharaoh after his father s sudde

  • Title: Pyramids
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
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  • Page: 306
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  • In Pyramids, you ll discover the tale of Teppic, a student at the Assassin s Guild of Ankh Morpok and prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi, thrust into the role of pharaoh after his father s sudden death It s bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn t a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do First, there s the monumental task of building a suitable restiIn Pyramids, you ll discover the tale of Teppic, a student at the Assassin s Guild of Ankh Morpok and prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi, thrust into the role of pharaoh after his father s sudden death It s bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn t a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do First, there s the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad a pyramid to end all pyramids Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal not to mention a headstrong handmaiden at the heart of his realm.Sometimes being a god is no fun at all

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    1. I think I may have enjoyed this one a bit more the second time around, but not enough to change my rating. :) Indeed, I had a lot more fun with all the quantum irregularities surrounding the Pyramids out in the boonies of Discworld.There's a lot of great ribbing for conspiracy theorists who go on and on about the dimensions of the real pyramids and the mystical importance, even going so far as to make these monuments (at least here) into time-recyclers. It's very funny and Death isn't pleased. F [...]

    2. The desert kingdom of Djelibeybi is THE place to get yourself the ultimate eternal resting place. Boasting a history of thousands of years, its kings and queens had ample time to pepper the shore of the river Djel with pyramids of various sizes. Of course, such an endeavor is not exactly cheap; unsurprisingly enough, the entire kingdom is neck deep in debt.It is now up to 12-year-old crown prince Pteppic to save the country. He was signed up at the prestigious Assassin's Guild in far off Ankh Mo [...]

    3. Terry Pratchett takes the mick out of ancient Egyptians, hilarity followsOverviewPyramids gets a solid 4 star rating. I rarely have a physical reaction when I'm reading but I was chuckling on the train to this one…hopefully not too loudly! This has turned me from a fan to a Pratchett fanboy. StructurePyramids uses a fairly straight forward structure. It's linear and focuses, mainly, on Teppic our main character. The paragraphs are nice and short in the main. It also includes the nice little fo [...]

    4. When I think about the Discworld series I instinctively want to give them all 5 stars, they (via Sir Pratchett) provide such a huge amount of entertainment, fire such delights of imagination and offer much food for thought on any number of subjects both Big and small and yet as I run through the audio books in an attempts to stem the flowing tide of flabby bits about my middle I find myself unable to truthfully say that every entry is worthy of that ultimate rating. Pyramids is one such title, i [...]

    5. Pyramids is Sir Terry Pratchett’s 7th Discworld book and the Pratchett Smile-O-Meter is dancing happily as this is another fun ride with cool Uncle Terry.This is a blisteringly funny satire on religion, faith and loyalty taking place in the blisteringly hot desert of Discworld in the Old Kingdom of Djelibeybi (which is of course analogous to Egypt in our world).First published in 1989 and by this time Pratchett’s fame and fortune with the Discworld was established and he mixed things up a bi [...]

    6. This seventh Discworld novel is, for once, divided into three parts.The first part, The Book of Going Forth, tells the story of the main character Pteppic (I'm reminded of the German word Teppich, which means carpet). He is the son of the ruler of the desert-country of Djelibeybi (the Discworld equivalent of Egypt) but because his mother insisted on a foreign education before her death, he spent most of his years at Ankh-Morpork's Assassin's Guild.The second part, The Book of the Dead, takes the [...]

    7. And the gods go crazy24 November 2012 I am really glad that I decided to reread a the Discworld novels to give them a better commentary as I have found that I have been quite enjoying them, and in many ways they have been getting better and better. However, this is the second to last one that I read (and it seems that I may have originally read them in order of publication, since the last one I read was Guards, Guards, and that is sitting next to me waiting to be reread very soon). Pratchett see [...]

    8. Back to the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group. I skipped Wyrd Sisters because I've only recently reread it, but now I'm back on the main thread of the read. This is at least my third read of this (and probably more; I can remember when there were only ten or so Discworld books and I would read a selection of them every year).Pteppic (Teppic) is the crown prince of the Old Kingdom of Djelibeybi and has been studying abroad in Ankh-Morpork with the Assassin's Guild when his fathe [...]

    9. "People needed to believe in gods, if only because it was so hard to believe in people."Here's one for the history buffs. Anyone who's familiar with the Trojan War or has an interest in Ancient Egypt and Greece would probably get a kick out of this. So many good references. In case that doesn't interest you, there are also some assassins and some camels who are very good at math.I didn't enjoy this one as much as I had expected to. I think it just felt too long (for a Pratchett novel) and there [...]

    10. Executive Summary: Another good, but not great entry in the Discworld series. This one seems to read pretty much stand alone, though I think it would be best to have some knowledge of the series prior to this book.Full ReviewIt's been a few months since my marathon of several of the previous books, and I was in the mood for Mr. Pratchett's humor. I'd been in a bit of a reading slump after my previous book, and hoped this would be a light quick read to break me of that.Unfortunately that wasn't t [...]

    11. Philosophically, this is the richest Discworld novel so far. (I'm reading them in order of publication.) It mounts a delightful critique of tradition and religion. It's not just another tiresome empiricist refutation-by-lack-of-imagination, or even another tiresome denunciation of priestcraft -- although it contains elements of both. It's actually an idealist critique, in the end. Here's a scene from pp. 202-3:Belief is a force. It's a weak force, by comparison with gravity; when it comes to mov [...]

    12. Pyramids is, so far, my favourite Terry Pratchett book.The humour is sublime, and that's why I read him.This takes place on the Discworld, but isn't part of any other series. The characters here don't get to have any more adventures. But that's fine, because their stories are complete. This is one of the true Discworld standalones (I know everyone says that you can read any Discworld book in any order, but that's madness!).What actually happens in this book? An assassin that's taking his final e [...]

    13. (Relectura Mundodisco #7)Tras iniciar varias sagas y presentarnos varios de sus personajes clave en las anteriores entregas, Pratchett nos dejó esta novela independiente ambientada en Djelibeibi (el Egipto del Mundodisco).Al contrario que otras de sus novelas donde predomina la diversión y el caos, aquí Pratchett se pone más filosófico y reflexiona sobre las tradiciones y la importancia de la religión en la sociedad. También cuenta con sus momentos divertidos: desde la presentación del g [...]

    14. In Pyramids, the seventh book in the Discworld universe and the first in the gods/ancient civilisations subseries, Pratchett tackles ancient Egypt and the pseudoscientific “pyramid power” theory. It tells the story of a young prince-turned-assassin and the strange the country of Djelibeybi (ha!), where pyramids dominate the landscape and the king is believed to be a god. Mummies come to life, deities wreak havoc, time and space are bent beyond all recognition, and Pratchett even manages to s [...]

    15. The name Djelibeybi made me laugh a lot when I realised how it was pronounced. This setting is an entertaining take on Ancient Egypt and its mythology, and religion in general, and the take on assassins is very welcome from Discworld! He has a great way of making fun of and being very realistic about ideas and traditions that manages not to be offensive. His respect and knowledge is as clear as his intelligence and writing genius. Every story is very entertaining, and the way he puts so many dif [...]

    16. Pratchett vs. Egypt? Guess who wins?What happens when an assassin inherits a kingdom that is stuck in the past? Read this to find out.In fact, I think Pratchett might have been on to something.

    17. Read this today while my youngest daughter is recovering from surgery. Another Pratchett that I have read before, but an edition I never owned. Bless you Pterry.

    18. This is a novel lost in praises, but not of its own. Wedged between two immensely popular books,Wyrd Sisters #6 (2nd of Witches sub-series) and Guards! Guards! #8 (1st of City Watch sub-series), Pyramids #7 suffers from understatement by proximity. It is the book your finger passes as it brushes perpendicularly across the upright spines of DiscWorld books in the bookstore to invest that US$9.99 saved just enough to buy one Pratchett book. It is also the book you may not see displayed at the libr [...]

    19. «La gente necesitaba creer en dioses aunque sólo fuese por lo difícil que resultaba creer en las personas.»Sinceramente no tenía las expectativas muy altas cuando lo empecé, ya que me dijeron que era más flojo que Dioses menores, su predecesor. Por lo que cuando comencé a leerlo me llevé una grata sorpresa con ese ritmo trepidante y la narración combinando el pasado con el presente. Es una historia que atrapa, que abarca uno de los temas favoritos favoritos de Pratchett las religiones [...]

    20. Just finished re-reading this one, and wanted to say how wonderful it is! It's mind bendingly quantum, has fabulous parallels with the roundworld, puns galore (Djelibeybi? Ptraci?) and the greatest mathematician on the Disc: You Bastard. The characters are beautifully drawn, and Pratchett's humanism is once again apparent. There are no really evil characters, just misguided ones, and in portraying these characters he highlights universal human failings and encourages introspection and understand [...]

    21. RETO DE LECTURA 2017. DICIEMBRE: UN LIBRO QUE SE DESARROLLE EN UN LUGAR AL QUE TE GUSTARÍA IR (REAL O FICTICIO).Bueno, pues aquí otro precioso libro del maestro Pratchett. Se trata de otra novela de Mundodisco, pero se puede leer independientemente, ya que no pertenece a ninguna subsaga.Esta vez seguimos a Teppic, un joven aprendiz de asesino y descendiente de faraones al que la vida le cambia por completo cuando surge un terrible imprevisto en Djelibeibi, el reino del que proviene. El libro s [...]

    22. Koji su to koncepti Multiverzum i pobrkane dimenzije, deva kao najnaprednii matematicar na svijetu, sfinga koja je u egzistencijalnoj krizi jer ne zna sto je, stene ili pilic, zezancija na platonov svijet ideja, pa su tako bogovi u stvarnosti nadrndani kao umorni roditelji kad se vrate s posla (unatoc tome sto volimo misliti da ih drugacije zamisljamo) Malo se ocesao i o (L)ezopa i (de)mokraciju, pa tako vrijedi jedan covjek, jedan pas. Naravno da se svi egipatski kraljevi bude kao mumije i nisu [...]

    23. Oooo, i needed that!!!! Just as exquisite and funny and inelegant as i needed it to be!!!! i LOVE this author!!!

    24. This book is a more-or-less standalone novel in the Discworld universe. The chart shows it as the start of the Ancient Civilizations subseries, but it only has a dotted line (minor connection) to other books.I enjoyed this, but not as much as some of the previous Discworld books. The protagonist is Teppic, the only son of the king of a small kingdom. This kingdom has stayed relatively unchanged for about 7000 years and its citizens rarely venture beyond its borders. They value ritual and traditi [...]

    25. 3,5/5Continúo con mi andadura por el Mundodisco con el séptimo libro de la saga. En esta ocasión, toca adentrarse en Djelibeibi, una ciudad ancestral que podemos equiparar con el Antiguo Egipto de nuestro mundo, y que se encuentra a orillas del río Djel.Aunque la mayor parte de la trama se desarrolla en Djelibeibi, la primera parte del libro la pasamos acompañando a Teppic, el futuro faraón de este reino, en su andadura por Ankh-Morpork para convertirse en un asesino: en la famosa ciudad e [...]

    26. Entering the reread of this one, I didn't really remember a single thing about the story. The only thing I knew was that this was never one of my favorites.I think I enjoyed it more on the reread than I did on my first go around, though it probably still won't be one of my faves. It won't be in the bottom tier, either.This is pretty much a standalone in the series. I don't believe we ever encounter Teppic again - or, if we do, I don't recall it just now - but it's also a companion piece with Sma [...]

    27. The only good thing about commercial air travel is that it provides ample opportunity to read. And if anything can make a delayed flight tolerable, it's Pratchett in fine form.This is top-shelf Discworld. I don't know how I managed not to ever have read this particular one before. If Small Gods is my favorite Discworld volume, this one's certainly in the top five. It's got plenty of witty asides and groaner puns, but being an early book in the series, spares the reader the tedium of the usual An [...]

    28. Sevgili Sir Terry Pratchett,Dünyanın en muhteşem uygarlıklarından birisini temel alarak yazdığınız eseriniz Piramitler'de din, gelenek, bağnazlık vb. konulara getirdiğiniz eleştiriler ve çözümlemeler ışığında kitabınızı okumuş bulunmaktayım. ÖLÜM sizi ziyaret ettiğinden bu yana keyfiniz nasıl? Umarım son bir kaç kitaptır ortalıkta fazla gözükmeyen ÖLÜM, doğrudan olmasa bile tüm kitaplarınızda önemli bir kavram olarak duran cismi bedenin ruhani boyuta ge [...]

    29. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” - Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett’s seventh Discworld novel Pyramids won the BSFA Best Novel award in 1989. I re-read it as part of my BSFA Reading Challenge. It is the first book in the Discworld series that can be read as a standalone story. That is, there aren’t any recurring characters in this book, but it is set in the Discword universe. Pyramids tells the story of Teppic, a young man who is heir to the th [...]

    30. My daughter is only three months old and she's already read her first Discworld novelor at least listened to it. We decided last month that we wanted to create a family tradition of reading out loud before bedtime and, not wanting to have this hanging out there as something we wanted to do but might never start, we decided to start early. This way she won't ever remember a time when there wasn't bedtime reading. She loves it as far as we can tell. She spends time smiling at whichever parent isn' [...]

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