Paul Sussman Message Board
H. C. posts on 12/31/2008 6:29:25 AM
I have recently read "The Last Secret of the Temple". VERY disappointed at the 'fulfillment' of the prophecy as given in the prologue:
Joseph was NOT the youngest of the twelve, Benjamin was.
Egyptians are NOT 'sons of Ishmael', as they are not ethnically Arab.
Joshua was NOT the brother of Moses. He wasn't even from the same tribe!
If there are such glaring errors in readily available information, how can a reader trust the rest of the 'information' given in the book?
posts on 9/11/2006 4:18:33 AM
Just finished this read and was really impressed with the detail of character as well as the plot in general, and the knowledge/research of the author on the subject. However the one weakness in the story is why Dravic did not kill Tara and Daniel at the tomb, when he had ample of opportunity (a couple of hours would not have made any difference) - surely the both had served their purpose and were going to die anyway, so why take them with him?? I feel there should have been a further explanation, for instance that they (Dravic's men) found trails from the tomb to the oasis and were afraid of having been discovered, which would make a swift exit plausible. Other than that - highly recommendable for all who love the combination of history, crime, suspense or any of these!
posts on 7/14/2006 9:13:19 AM
Being an avid reader of the genre, I set out reading the book with great enthusiasm - after all the Independent claimed it was the "intelligent reader's answer to the Da Vinci Code". I was struck by a number of problems. Why this would be for the intelligent reader being the least of them. The plot is unoriginal - nazi treasure hunters etc... Indiana Jones was as exciting and did not try to claim any intellectual strong points. More importantly the rabid political message carried through out the book that is neither needed by the plot nore muted or tamed in any way - the one sided bigotry that aims at brainwashing the ignorant reader make it a shame to invest a single penny in the purchase of this book that is nothing short of propaganda at its loweliest form. The ending makes a weak attempt to counter that in a manner that does not actually follow the beginning of the book's plot and is but one more of the inconsistencies shown.
I strongly recommend "the intelligent reader" not waste his time - one might wonder whether the Independent actually read the book "intelligently"
al posts on 1/19/2006 3:39:26 PM
If anyone is still looking for lost army of cambyses in hardback amazon have 8 listed at present.
Rod posts on 12/6/2005 7:24:36 PM
Was this book published (english) in hard back anywhere? I am reading the paperback would like a hard back to keep.
Gerry from Widnes posts on 11/21/2005 7:05:00 AM
I love his writing, he writes like a giant bear and he uses words like a golden eagle uses the swings in our local park. Excellent stuff!
sue posts on 5/26/2005 11:30:41 AM
I am so excited to hear that the new book by Paul Sussman, The last secret of the temple is already out in the market. Unfortunately and upsetingly, the book is still unavailable in Malaysia. After reading the Lost Army of Cambyses, I have been waiting for what seems like an ages for the next book and when it is finally out, I can't seems to get anywhere in Malaysia! I was told that most major bookstores will onle be getting it somewhere in June 2005. Anyways, I am sure this book is worth waiting for..
Kestas posts on 5/10/2005 12:11:29 PM
To Castro Cordeiro: "ex-pat" is most probably short for "expatriate". Mostly British use.
who translated "The Lost Army of Cambyses" into Lithuanian.
M. Castro Cordeiro posts on 5/10/2005 9:26:18 AM
Mr.Paul Sussman, I translated your book "The Lost Army of Cambises" to portuguese and now I am translating "The Last Secret of the Temple" with no problems at all, at least until now. However, on page 344, line 3, I found "ex-pats and wealthy businessmen..." and I am unable to find the meaning of "ex-pats" in any diccionary. Can you help me?
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