EBOOK The Lies of Locke Lamora

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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Scott Lynch
  • English
  • 05 February 2019
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CHARACTERS The Lies of Locke Lamora SUMMARY ☆ The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch ↠ 0 SUMMARY An orphan's life is harsh and often short in the island city of Camorr built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race But born with a uick wit and a gift for thieving Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains a man who is neither blind nor a priestA con artist of extraordinary talent Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected family of orphans. My legs are so toned from climbing the stairs back to a higher moral ground after reading this book but I would still throw the version of myself who hasn t picked it up sooner down a set of stairs because this was the most fun I had in a while why did I deprive myself of it So what s this book about The Lies of Locke Lamora not so delicately traces the path back to the past of Locke Lamora beginning with The Thiefmaker who after waking up to the realization that the Lamora orphan could be underestimated only at great peril to one s health sells him to Chains the faking Eyeless Priest Chains takes Locke under his criminal wing in what could only be considered a spectacular act of deathbed vengeance and for years he represses Locke s unrelenting and oftentimes fatal capacity for conniving and instead guides him into cultivating a keenly honed ability to bullshit wide eyed and plausibly and at the drop of a hat Then it travels back to the present day where Locke and his band of oddly pleasant crazy thieves are in the midst of their latest and biggest con of the nobility of the land of CamorrWith each successful con fate s bowstring seems to be drawing taut and Locke heck even the reader is waiting for the moment when all hell breaks loose For many pages hell seems content to stay bounduntil Camorr s long dark time tracks Locke down The newly arrived Gray King is assassinating gang leaders and the secret police of Camorr s legendary Spider is hunting down LockeThe city of Camorr has upended the board and Locke Lamora is one of the scattered pieces Locke soon finds out that one can only get so far on their aptitude to bullshit alone Someday Locke Lamora he said someday you re going to fuck up so magnificently so ambitiously so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee And I just hope I m still around to see it Oh please said Locke It ll never happen The Lies of Locke Lamora is like a grown up version of Six of Crows with an enduring sense of larcenous fun a torrent of polysyllabic profanity and dark madcap humor but to my eternal dismayless women And while Kaz Brekker comes off as a grizzled hard bitten 40 year old black and white film noir anti hero crammed into the body of a teenager Locke Lamora is pretty much the oppositeand with much chillThe story runs non linearly jumping back and forth between the past and the present and shades in between The effect was disorienting at first as the story sometimes overspills the bounds of its plot and I would often find myself drifting between intrigued and indifferent But uick as a magician s sleight of hand The Lies of Locke Lamora knocks the bottom out of that casual disinterest within a handful of chapters A reader s mileage may of course vary on this pointThose uibbles aside there s a great deal to enjoy in The Lies of Locke Lamora The world of Camorr is solidly crafted and bursting with detail and the vivid oftentimes violent action unfolds slowly propelled by political machinations and anchored in complex character development It s heavy stuff full of blood and murder and a terrible clear eyed certainty that Locke s reckoning had finally come but it s leavened by the snarking banter between the leads Seriously this book is hilariousThe Lies of Locke Lamora also has magic in bounds and mysteries by the minute and the best part is that just when you think you ve seen the explosion and let your guard down a little another one happens There are moments of victory where I whooped with joy and there are moments of absolute terror where everything seems as though it will fall apart And I think this book works because Locke is such an interesting character and the author constantly keeps you off guard as to his truths and intentI also loved how the author never takes the easy way out He puts many obstacles both physical and emotional in the characters path tortures the hell out of them and makes them better characters for it Locke is one brilliant son of a bitch he seems unthreatening and eccentric until one understood what deep power lay behind his frail facade However he s not beyond going under pulled along by currents he can t control and do not understand carried out to a larger unknown sea And I think that s where this book was successful than Six of Crows the world did not always bend to Locke Lamora it did not always fit into his order of things and that felt a lot realistic To us richer and cleverer than everyone else I personally think this was a triumph of a novel I never know where Lynch is going to take us in this world of thieves and blood and revenge but I am than happy to continue along the journey with him wishlist blog twitter tumblr

CHARACTERS The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora

CHARACTERS The Lies of Locke Lamora SUMMARY ☆ The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch ↠ 0 SUMMARY But there is someone in the shadows powerful and ambitious than Locke has yet imagined Known as the Gray King he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game or die trying. 25 starsmaybe a full 3I m having such a hard time with how I feel about this bookI was looking for another fantasyheist book like The Palace Job and The Lies of Locke Lamora has so many great reviews that I thought it would be an easy win for meEhhh Yes and no But mostly noLet me be the first to admit that the problems I had with this oneWell they might be exactly why every other reader loved it It took me forever to get through this It felt like years went by while I tried to get to The Good Stuff I know that a lot of you love books that give detailed descriptions of the character s surroundings I know I know I knowPlease for the love of God don t spam my review thread with your comments on how I just don t understand the beauty of the lush world Lynch builtI most certainly do understand but I don t enjoy reading about what material a character s coat is made out of unless it will somehow be relevant later on in the storyHere s my rule on this sort of thingUnless the fact that the gently swaying purple flower s fragrance made WhoTheFuckEver dosayremember something important that will move the plot forwardWell then I don t even need to know that there was a fucking purple flowerAnd yes I do like the world I m reading about to feel complete and real but there s only so much I can personally takeThis book tested my patienceThere was so muchjust irrelevant crap on every page that I started skimming in earnest by the 50% mark I hate skimming because I always think I m going to miss something but I had to do it or I would never have finishedAnother thing that bothered me were all the fucking flashbacksBecause EVERY TIME shit would start to get interesting you d have to go back and read about their childhoods That would have been fine if all of these flashbacks were interesting They weren tIt was a 5050 split between relevant stories of their past and boring bullshit filler that had a speck of pertinent information SoThe core of the story is clever funny charming heart wrenching and funonce you scrape away about half of the wordsI mean the plot would easily have made this a 5 star book for me EASILYIt s well written it s lovely it made me feel thingsBut when I went to reuest the next book I found myself sort of shuddering at the thought of slogging through any of these guys adventuresI m not the kind of reader who can truly enjoy this kind of book but maybe you are There are lots of glowing reviews for this one so take my opinion with a grain of salt

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CHARACTERS The Lies of Locke Lamora SUMMARY ☆ The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch ↠ 0 SUMMARY A group known as the Gentlemen Bastards Under his tutelage Locke grows to lead the Bastards delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr and no wealthy noble is safe from his stingPassing themselves off as petty thieves the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler Capa Barsavi. DNF I dunno maybe I ll try again at a later date This is strange because it wasn t because I didn t like this book but that I didn t have any drive to finish it I had no connection with any of the characters and I found myself not caring about the story either5 Years laterPast Regan was so wrong this book was SO GOOD