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Pyramids Synopsis

A classic Discworld novel featuring Sir Terry Pratchett's signature style and wit. A fascinating and hilarious exploration of organised religion 'An enduring, endearing presence in comic literature' Guardian 'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you'. Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry... Readers love Pyramids: 'Clever, funny and amusing. Very familiar and yet fresh. Maybe it's because I like mummies and ancient Egypt, I enjoyed it so much, but parody on gods and religion is very witty' Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? 'Philosophically, this is the richest Discworld novel so far . . . It mounts a delightful critique of tradition and religion' Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? 'Oooo, I needed that!!!! Just as exquisite and funny and inelegant as I needed it to be!!!! I LOVE this author!!!' Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ? ? 'Fantastic early largely stand-alone story in my beloved Discworld series' Goodreads reviewer, ? ? ? ?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781473200142
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Series: Discworld
Genres: Comic (humorous) fantasy
Satirical fiction and parodies
Narrative theme: Social issues
Religious and spiritual fiction