Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life

Written by P. J. Hoover
Review by Wendy A. Zollo

This is the tale of King Tutankhamun’s journey through eternity after his wicked Uncle Horemheb, who was responsible for slaying his parents, attempts to murder him in his tomb three thousand years previous. The boy king is now living in Washington D.C with a variety of ancient gods, energetically attempting to avoid to The Cult of Set which idolizes and reveres one of the nastiest of the Egyptian Gods, all while attending middle-school and doing homework and all the other redundancies of attending the eighth-grade for the umpteenth time!

Tut is told with humor and a puckish sense of adventure utterly appropriate for its age group (young teens). It is both historical in an accessible way that does not overwhelm the story or the reader but adds appropriate elements from both eras. It’s a novel I believe boys will find an enjoyable and quick read.

Admittedly, there is a bit of hesitancy regarding why Tut hasn’t perhaps become a bit more worldly over thousands of years and still thinks like a fourteen-year-old. Since this component, when glossed over, likely adds to the novel’s appeal, it should be regarded more as a positive than a negative. All in all, a rather delightful read.