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Book Discussion- Lies Of Locke Lamora/ 2nd Anniversary!

With two months to read this honking 700+ page tome this is no reason not to have it finished!  You say you like sword fights?  You say you want adventure?  Deceit? A cool and savvy group of confidence men?  Then you want to read the "Lies of Locke Lamora", first in the Gentlemen Bastard series. 

Plus there will be CAKE!

And in case you were wondering what to get the group for our second anniversary the answer is:  Cotton


From Booklist       *Starred Review* On a distant world, orphan Locke Lamora is sold into a crew of thieves and con artists. Soon his natural gifts make him an underworld celebrity, leader of the flamboyantly larcenous Gentleman Bandits. But there is someone who covets Locke's talents, his success, his very life, forcing him to put everything on the line to protect himself. With a world so vividly realized that it's positively tactile, and characters so richly drawn that they threaten to walk right off the page, this is one of those novels that reaches out and grabs readers, pulling us into the middle of the action. With this debut novel, Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens (the parallels to Oliver Twist offer an appealing extra dimension to the story, although the novel is no mere reimagining of that Victorian classic). Fans of lavishly appointed fantasy will be in seventh heaven here, but it will be nearly as popular with readers of literary crime fiction. This is a true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf. Expect it to be among the year's most impressive debuts. David Pitt

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  • Lisa K.

    I'm stuck at work with two down systems. Sorry.
    My opinion: Story was well written from a novice point of view. When trying to understand a strange land I'm having issues mentally. Must be my age.
    Theme: good, actually it was quite interesting; but I had a hard time getting invested into the characters. Not sure why. Maybe because they are thieves and my morality got in the way.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I also really liked the book, although I'm not sure if I can make it as I'm usually stuck at work now on thursdays till 8, however, if clients call off I might be able to make it.

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I quite enjoyed the book. So much that I'm ordering the 2nd in the series.
    Sadly, I have a work conflict tomorrow evening. :(
    Have a wonderful evening

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aw, shucks...I can't make the new date. Still finishing the book - I'm already over halfway done.

    December 2, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Hey all, sorry I had to change the date, Atomic books has an event on our previous date.

    December 1, 2013

  • Mariel

    Not on call for once. Hopefully I will make it.

    November 26, 2013

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