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A Face Turned Backward Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1999

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Mystery (Jan. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380792672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380792672
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #522,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Reading this book I expected to feel the flavor of ancient Egypt and was very disappointed. As much as Haney loves Egypt she fails to convey this in her book. The Elizabeth Peters books, written in a completely different time period at least portray some ideas of ancient Egypt. Haney's characters seem shallow and the dialogue sounds more like modern American than Egyptian. I had a difficult time "enjoying" the story line as I had to continually fight with the dialogue and lifestyle descriptions.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of the best I've read... June 29 2000
By "xboingox" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A Face Turned Backward had my attention all the way through. I couldn't put it down. It's a strong follow-up to the Right Hand of Amon. This book should not be passed by! If you even remotely liked Right Hand of Amon, get A Face Turned Backward, you won't regret it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Life and Death in Ancient Egypt Sept. 6 2001
By Arahila - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Haney combines a character who must rely on his wits and instincts with a vivid picture of daily life in Kemet. Lt Bak is a common man and moves among people of a different strata than Robinson's Lord Meren making her series a good counter point to the former.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you love ancient Egypt, you'll love Lauren Haney! Jan. 12 1999
By Biography Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Another great book from Lauren Haney who is quickly becoming the best ancient Egyptian mystery writer since Anton Gill quit his series. If you are fascinated by details of daily life of the common folk during the reign of Hatshepsut well mixed in with a good mystery, this is the book for you. And if you are a minor bureaucrat in a modern City of Cubicles (whether public or private sector), you will find great comfort in knowing that your ancient brethern had the same problems! Bravo to Ms. Haney for giving us good scholarship well integrated into a good story with characters who are both realistic and interesting.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Dec 28 1998
By Pam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
More, please. Lieutenant Bak and his cohorts have many mysteries with which to contend. The characters which people these books are very enjoyable. Enough history for those who enjoy it, mixed with human interaction.
I am interested in more about Lieutenant Bak's background as a charioteer and what he did to be sentenced to the Belly of Stones.
I recommend this to all who enjoy historical fiction set in Ancient Egypt.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great summer reading any time of year June 1 1999
By Tessala@pacbell.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed this book so much. It was a great follow up to The Right Hand of Amon. Lt. Bak is a sleuth as intelligent as a Sherlock Holmes and the way he embraces his world is facinating. Lauren Haney did a terrific job and I can't wait for her next book.

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