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    The Lies of Locke Lamora

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    The Lies of Locke Lamora: Scott Lynch: 9780553804676: Amazon.com: Books


    It is fucking AWESOME. It's not at all a fantasy book, it's more of a medieval book about thievery, cunning, scheming and ass-kicking. One of the best books I've read in the last year, and I'm already halfway through the follow-up and it's every bit as good. Seriously straight up excellent book all around, a shitload of fun to read.

    Life imitates art and art scams life in Lynch's debut, a picaresque fantasy that chronicles the career of Locke Lamora—orphan, thief and leader of the Gentlemen Bastards—from the time the Thiefmaker sells Locke to the faking Eyeless Priest up to Locke's latest con of the nobility of the land of Camorr. As in any good caper novel, the plot is littered with obvious and not-so-obvious obstacles, including the secret police of Camorr's legendary Spider and the mysterious assassinations of gang leaders by the newly arrived Gray King. Locke's resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all. The villain holds the best moral justification of any of the players.


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    I will check it out. I wish I could read faster, because I've got a lot of books on the waiting list.

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    Ken's reccomended this to me like 3-4 times. Haven't read it on account of the *****SPARKLE CASTLE******** cover .



    But now that I know George R.R. Martin likes it I'll give it a shot!

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    So many awesome books have awful covers. Like everything Wheel of Time.

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    Yeah, but you have to admit that cover is particularly bad. Its less

    "medieval book about thievery, cunning, scheming and ass-kicking"

    and more

    "200 page tween romance book about a 14 year old prince and princess who fall in love in a sparkly castle. Contains an implied boning scene that will titillate 8th grade girls book clubs across the nation."

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    Enjoyed the first one much more than the second to be honest. That said I'm still waiting on the third!

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    I started the second one around midnight last night and didn't stop reading until like 4 in the morning. I was draggin' ass at work today because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogueleader View Post
    Yeah, but you have to admit that cover is particularly bad. Its less

    "medieval book about thievery, cunning, scheming and ass-kicking"

    and more

    "200 page tween romance book about a 14 year old prince and princess who fall in love in a sparkly castle. Contains an implied boning scene that will titillate 8th grade girls book clubs across the nation."
    Read the book, and the sparkly castle makes sense.

    If shitty covers make you not read things, this is not the genre for you.

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