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The Writing in the Stone

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A deep and complex man the power behind the King of the World Faced with unforeseen disaster that threatens his authority he emerges as a psychopathic killer The author uses his familiarity with ancient writings preserved in the world's museums to recreate a vanished world in w. 25 starsI've thoroughly enjoyed Finkel's previous novels The Princess Who Wouldn't Come Home and The Last Resort Library but this is a very different kettle of fish I was excited to hear that he'd written a story based on his knowledge of ancient Assyria especially because I recently read and loved his Ark Before Noah history book The result however is rather unsettling very bleak and dark with scenes of extreme violence and a plot which only really makes sense when you've read the afterword The Exorcist a powerful priest diviner at the court of King Ashurbanipal finds his authority threatened by a mysterious fragment of text that he can't decipher To make matters alarming it has been written in stone rather than in clay an impossible feat which proves that it must be a divine message from the gods Thirsty for power the Exorcist will stop at nothing to hide his ignorance and to find the source of this remarkable artefact in the hope of discovering further messages from the godsNow while I found the story itself rather unpleasant and perhaps that simply comes down to the fact that there isn't a single character one can really get behind I did like the way that Finkel conveys the enormous power of cuneiform script its complexity and the many different levels of meaning that could be encoded within a text as the writer and reader became advanced And I was interested by the way that he makes demons and gods a very present and active part of Mesopotamian life just as people at the time believed they were But ultimately I found it a rather cold book perhaps of an academic thought experiment than the warm and engaging novels Finkel has written before I'll be very interested to see what other people make of it Der Söldner (El Mercenario, you've read the afterword The Exorcist a powerful priest diviner at the court of King Ashurbanipal finds his authority threatened by a mysterious fragment of text that he can't decipher To make matters alarming it has been written in stone rather than in clay an impossible feat which proves that it must be a divine message from the gods Thirsty for power the Exorcist will stop at nothing to hide his ignorance and to find the source of this remarkable artefact in the hope of discovering further messages from the godsNow while I found the story itself rather unpleasant and perhaps that simply comes down to the fact that there isn't a single character one can really get behind I did like the way that Finkel conveys the enormous power of cuneiform script its complexity and the many different levels of meaning that could be encoded within a text as the writer and reader became advanced And I was interested by the way that he makes demons and gods a very present and active part of Mesopotamian life just as people at the time believed they were But ultimately I found it a rather cold book perhaps of an academic thought experiment than the warm and engaging novels Finkel has written before I'll be very interested to see what other people make of it

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Hich those who step from the shadows in ruthless violence to pursue ultimate control show themselves at the same time to be disconcertingly human The tight prose and graphic illustrations make this a gripping and unusual tale not of this world but at the same time weirdly famili. I have read some of Irving Finkel's serious books and was hoping this novella would be something I might use to entice my godchildren into Mesopotamia after having successfully infected them with the bug of Greek mythology Unfortunately and although this is a very interesting book which rather calls to mind Irving's Halloween videos for the British Museum in the sense that it breathes life into the world of magic spirits and divination as it was experienced and practiced in daily life in Assyria the level of sex and violence makes it unsuitable for children For a grown up audience if you have no ualms with demons or psychopaths this is your book If you are spooked by the idea of spirits andor have no interest in geology steer clear Dark Souls II: Design Works you have no ualms with demons or psychopaths this is La Partenaire de l’Ours: Une Romance Paranormale (L'Âme soeur de l'Ours t. 5) your book If To Love and Obey (DAmato Brothers you are spooked by the idea of spirits andor have no interest in geology steer clear

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The landscape of this dark and powerful story is the ancient world of Assyria some 3000 years ago a time when writing was in the world's oldest script cuneiform and the domination of unseen forces firmly in the hands of the state's leading Exorcist In the capital Nineveh resides. A very easy to read book about a tablet with mystery writing The book clearly reflects the author's love of mysteries and mystery writing There were a good number of hidden references to ancient Mesopotamia but I found it too short to be able to enjoy as much as I would have done otherwise I liked than anything the setting