- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; New Ed edition (1 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575079754
- ISBN-13: 978-0575079755
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 434 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Lies of Locke Lamora Paperback – 1 Feb 2007
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"Locke's resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all."--"Publishers Weekly " "Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser would have felt right at home with the Gentleman Bastards. They're not out to save the world, just their own skins...oh, and to relieve some nobles of their gold, jewels, and silks along the way. This is a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre. Locke Lamora makes for an engaging rogue, and Camorr a fascinating and gorgeously realized setting, a city to rival Lankhmar, Amber, and Viriconium. I look forward to returning there for many more visits."--George R. R. Martin "Scott Lynch is a con man, a conjuror, a wickedly entertaining juggler of words with knives up his sleeves and hatchets down his back. By the time you realize he's dangerous, you're already bleeding. The Lies of Locke Lamora is a ticket inside the astonishing city-state Camorr, and a free pass into the com
The first of the Gentleman Bastard sequence, this stunning heist fantasy is a must-read for fans of GAME OF THRONES and THE NAME OF THE WIND.See all Product description
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And that’s why I like this book. It’s clever, it’s often very funny, and the world-building is excellent. I know there have been comparisons between Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss – the latter even addressed this in his review of this novel – but I genuinely think that’s wrong. Both authors are distinct in their own ways, and I enjoy both writers’ works immensely.
That goes for The Lies of Locke Lamora. The chapters flip between present day Locke and interludes, where Locke is still a child, which gives the reader a nice insight into backstory. Initially I found the beginning of the novel difficult to get into, even considering putting it down, but I’m extremely glad I didn’t, for the sole reason that it very quickly turned into rip-roaring fun.
Fun. That is the word I would probably use to describe this book. It reads almost like a film – and I dearly hope some skilled director brings it to life one day, because it would be fantastic. The characters are well fleshed-out, the details of world-building tight and many. Locke’s wit and sarcasm is right up my street, and he is a character I quickly came to adore and despair at when he got himself into scrapes – which, by the way, is often. Oh, my god is it often. Little s*** indeed. There is mischief and mayhem aplenty, and what a joy it was to read.
Fantasy-lovers, if you have not yet read this book: WHY NOT? READ IT. READ. And then read the sequel, which I certainly plan to do.
It is enchanting, riotously funny, and above all, epic. Honestly, I could not recommend this enough.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn't read it. Also, there are 3 other books in the series (2 of which are already released) which continue the saga (and while they're not as good as this, they're still brilliant stories in of themselves).
Just lost a bit of impetus in that, around the 3 quarter mark, things got a bit slow and there was even one god awful waste of an excessive number pages devoted to how Locke steals some new clothes.
But the story is inventive, exciting and emotional with some great characters.
The characterisation in the story is phenomenal with inventive characters across the tale and various personalities being displayed. Locke was naturally my favourite character due to his wit and charm and the way he was able to fully adapt to any situation he found himself in. The other characters, Galdo, Caldo, Chains, Jean and the others were certainly individual and quirky, but Locke is the one we really get to know and love and admire throughout the tale.
I loved the fast pace of the story and the way that it flips between the present day and then explains the history behind different sections of the plot was really well done (which says something because usually I hate that style of writing when poorly executed) and the explanations given were all believable and understandable to a point.
When the ideas of sorcery came into the tale it was still believable to a point and the Falconer was certainly and interesting idea and character to read about.
Overall this book thoroughly deserves the good reputation it has earned and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good story or fantasy!
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