Sunday, January 4, 2009

Review: Nefertiti

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Reading this book was like being stuck in front of a never-ending soap opera. It's mildly entertaining, and if you spend a little time with it, you find yourself slightly involved, if only in an ironic sense, but after a few hours you just want to get out of the drama. This book wasn't good literature; the narrative was poor and the descriptions were limited to faces and dress. The book doesn't explore the culture or imagery of Egypt, nor what a rule truly entailed. I was very disappointed.

[Addendum May 7th, 2012]

I remember listening to this audiobook very clearly. Ian was still in Albuquerque with his family (I had to return right after Christmas to get back to work). I recall quite vividly that the apartment was dark, I was avoiding cooking (I really hate cooking for just myself and will often actually lose a few pounds when Ian is out of town), and I was listening to this audiobook was listlessly working on a difficult Ravensburg puzzle, hating myself and hating the book.

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