Monday, August 17, 2015

Media Review - "The Lies of Locke Lamora"

This is my review of the first "Gentlemen Bastards" novel from Scott Lynch. They were recommended to by me someone based on my love of everything by Brandon Sanderson, and although these books might not be for every Sanderson fan, I did quite enjoy this one.

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lynch brings a city to life in a way that few authors have. Camorr is as much a character in The Lies of Locke Lamora as any of the people inhabiting it. The book would be a fantastic read for the world-building alone, but it also weaves together a fantastic heist/revenge epic that will keep you up long after you told yourself you'd go to sleep and save the rest for tomorrow. The flashbacks and other interludes can be a little bit jarring at first, but once you get hang of the book's rhythm you'll find yourself looking forward to these extra little bits of juicy character-and-world-building.

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