The Lies Of Locke Lamora

The Lies Of Locke Lamora 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 quick wit and a gift for thieving Locke Lamora has dodged both de

  • Title: The Lies Of Locke Lamora
  • Author: Scott Lynch
  • ISBN: 9780575076945
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 quick 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 priest.A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains pAn 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 quick 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 priest.A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected family of orphans 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 sting.Passing 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 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

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    1. Back when I was first published, people made a lot of comparisons between me and Scott Lynch. The sentiment was mostly along the lines of "Pat Rothfuss is the next Scott Lynch!" Here's the thing, Lies of Lock Lamora had come out almost exactly a year before my first book, The Name of the Wind. It was Scott's first book, the first in a fantasy series. The world was gritty and real, and it had knocked everyone over with how good it was. So I knew it was a flattering comparison, but at the time, I [...]

    2. Ocean's Eleven was great and everything, but know what would've made it cooler? If the setting had been during the late middle ages, possibly the Renaissance. Better yet, a fantasy world version of the Renaissance with an intricate system of magic and a complex set of political conspiracies to add some flair. And what if the city was built upon the ruins of an earlier city, and the earlier city was built by some enigmatic science fiction creatures that have since disappeared? And if instead of a [...]

    3. So, I was surprised to discover we owned this book, since it's a very well known book but nobody in my house had ever mentioned it to me.Turns out my wife bought it, tried it, found it too slow, and gave up. I've convinced her to give it another go.I enjoyed Locke Lamora and his lies quite a bit. Immediately I liked the writing, which combines wit with solid prose. Like my wife I hit a bit of a soft patch early on, though for me it was that I was finding the point of view very 'surface' sharing [...]

    4. The Lies of Locke Lamora is a love child of Ocean's Eleven and The Godfather. With blood, deaths, betrayals, money, and drowning in horse urine. With a sh*tload of non-PG humor. All for the price of one. And it's SO. GOOD.“Some day, Locke Lamora,” he said, “some day, 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 that I’m still around to se [...]

    5. 4.5/5 StarsDouble Fuckdamn…1. For postponing reading this book for a really long time. 2. For underestimating Scott Lynch’s capability to create such a strong debut novel.“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.”Together with The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Malice by John Gwynne, The Lies of Locke Lamora, the first book in The Gentleman Bastard Sequence series is one of the best DEBUT novels I ever read. Don’t get me wrong, the serie [...]

    6. Lynch introduces us to a gang of intelligent, flamboyant and charismatic thieves called the Gentleman Bastards around whom this book (and I assume the entire series) revolves. Locke - the infamous Thorn of Camorr, Jean and Bug were my personal favourites within the group but the camaraderie presented surrounding the gang was amazing - almost making us as the reader feel part of the ensemble - as we were privy to the cons, the secrets and also the stories revolving the characters youths.Lynch pre [...]

    7. 2.5 starsybe a full 3?I'm having such a hard time with how I feel about this book!I was looking for another fantasy/heist 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 me.Ehhh. Yes and no. But mostly no.Let me be the first to admit that the problems I had with this one?Well, 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 [...]

    8. It's not often I read a book that makes me forget I'm a writer too. This one succeeded, madly. It stole hours of sleep. It wrapped me in cozy myth. It gave me the blessing of feeling like a kid again, snuggled up with a book, wondering how the hell 10pm became 4am. Find. Buy. Consume.

    9. Hello my dears, is it a mentally decapitating book you wish to read? (Pun intended)Come, come right this way.This book is exactly what you're looking for, IF you're looking for a fantasy riddled, ruthless, enigmatic piece of art. This book was that, and so much more. This book is around 700 pages with apt descriptions and precise detailing. It revolves around an orphan thief (because that's the best kind), whose world is changed when a plague riddled village is left with its only unaffected surv [...]

    10. 5 Holy shit what did I just read Stars.★★★★★❝I only steal because it’s heaps of fucking fun!❞"You can’t be serious. This crap is as welcome as a pile of severed dog cocks.”Firstly this book was incredible, seriously i can't even think of words to describe how good it was. This was my first time reading anything by Scott Lynch and I'm really impressed, he is a fantastic author and extremely talented. I'm so glad I picked up this book. I enjoyed it from page one, although I mus [...]

    11. Some books evoke a distinctive feeling, or atmosphere, that can only be associated with that said book. This is no less true for The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch. From the very early on I knew what kind of stuff this would be about, and how gritty it was going to become. Indeed, this book turns into a violent mess. That’s because the ancient city of Camorr is infested with thieves, pickpockets, schemers and violent gang leaders. But, the worse of the bunch is the priests. Father Chains i [...]

    12. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH STARS IN THE SKY TO ACCURATELY SUM UP MY LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. I'm actually DYING WITH ADORATION RIGHT NOW. Can I say this is the best book ever???? Like, seriously, if I could only pick like 5 top books, it would be in that 5. (And omg peoples I read hundreds of books per year and am a rabid fan of many.) This was just frikkin brilliant in every. single. possible. way. I HAVE EMOTIONS. And I laughed so much because it's absolutely hilarious and clever and witty and insanely c [...]

    13. ► BR with the BBB gang starting January 11, 2016.☠ DNF at 31% ☠Warning: I pretty much have nothing to say about this book. Does it mean my review will be short? Now now, people, don't be so naïve. Okay, let's do some quick maths here. I read the first 31% of this book. This book is 752 pages long (it feels like it's 2,500 pages long, but don't tell anyone I said that). Which means I read about 230 pages of this Delightful Piece of Fast-Paced Awesomeness (DPFPA™). Which means I should ha [...]

    14. From the first threat to use someone's balls as fish bait to the last attempt to drown someone in horse piss, I absolutely adored this book. It is absolutely everything it should be, and then some. Emphasis on the and then some because it completely defied my expectations on many levels, both genre-wise and quality wise.Set in a freaky, mystical alternate Renaissance Venice, the story takes place amongst the underworld thieves and gangs of the city. Our protagonist (I definitely won't call him a [...]

    15. Another great fantasy, this novel follows a talented rogue and conman, Locke Lamora, through his adventures in Camorr, a city loosely patterned after Venice, but set in a world where humans have built their society over the ruins of a much older race called the Eldren. Locke rises from an orphaned beggar to become one of the most wanted thieves in the city, and along the way makes some enemies in very high places – the Duke’s head of secret police, ‘the Spider,’ the capa of the city’s [...]

    16. Hello, distinguished review reader. What a nice coincidence stumbling into you here on this expression of thought.Odd chance, you say? Well, I have to be honest with you. I actually planned this for quite a while. I'm playing the long con game with this review.I set up a profile on this site, joined some groups and build a network of friends. And all leads up to today's review.So, I kind of tricked you to lay eyes on these lines of lies.All that I learned from my days with the Gentleman Bastards [...]

    17. The Lies of Locke Lamora provoked double-sided feeling in me. The beginning was something long and kinda boring and only the weakening power of conscience and the support of my GR friends made it possible for me to read this book. I just can't and won't write about the difficulties and boredom, I encountered reading the first 200 pages. But there is no possibility to skip the first pages without reading; the story will miss the important, strategic and historical information. So I'll start my re [...]

    18. Locke: “I only steal because my dear old family needs the money to live!" "LIAR!" Calo: "I only steal because this wicked world won't let me work an honest trade!""LIAR!"Galdo: "I only steal because i have to support my poor lazy brother.""LIAR!" Jean: "I only steal because I've temporarily fallen in with bad company.""LIAR!"Bug: "I only steal becauseit's heaps of fucking fun!""BASTARD!”

    19. Fantastic book. I loved reading this every bit as much this time as I did the first time. It's fair to say it retains it's place as one of my all time favorite books. This is the story of Locke Lamorra, master thief extraordinaire, and his band of thieves, The Gentlemen Bastards. The Gentlemen Bastards are content with their lot in life and happy to fly under the radar in the city of Camorr. Unfortunately they soon find themselves embroiled in the heart of a power struggle for control of Camorr' [...]

    20. Spoiler-Free Review!It was strange how readily authority could be conjured from nothing but a bit of strutting jackassery. Magnificent. Absolutely amazing. I can't express how good this book was. I usually like to take some time after reading a book before I write my review; just to collect my thoughts. Though I feel like my thoughts have been mangled up even more because as time went by my love for this book increased, and thus I may not be able to express how I truly feel. SighThis book opens [...]

    21. what to say that hasn't been said already?nothing! so i'll say it all over again.fun dialogue. great setting—but the author's way more in love with it than i ever got to be, so his endless digressions were frustrating. some of them had a satisfying impact on the story, but some were just random, and frequently set in the past, in a series of irritating interludes right when something exciting was about to happenme characters wander off, never to be seen again; some are brutally murdered; one i [...]

    22. this was a wonderful, wonderful experience. it is hard to give a specific rationale for why i loved this book - there are so many reasons! it has adventure, flair, great characters, a robust narrative, a satisfying conclusion, is exceedingly clever and well-written, and just heaps of fun. it is a good-hearted book. terrible things do happen, but the book has at its core a love of humanity, of life, of loyalty, of kindness, of the ways that family can be created, of the ways that children can sur [...]

    23. As enjoyed by top Grandmasters. Photos taken yesterday at the World Rapid Chess Championships in Dubai suggest that Peter Svidler, current world #13, would rather be reading Scott Lynch than pushing pawns

    24. 4.5 stars"Locke Lamora's rule of thumb was this: a good confidence game took three months to plan, three weeks to rehearse, and three seconds to win or lose the victim's trust forever."Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved Six of Crows. She cried bitter tears when the duology wrapped up in September, then went on the prowl for something, anything to satisfy the void in her heart.The girl stumbled across Peaky Blinders and for a while, she was happy.But it too began to lose its luster.Scro [...]

    25. It’s seems the most common way of describing this is that it’s like Ocean’s Eleven set in a fantasy world. That’s accurate enough for the first part of the book that tells how Locke Lamora and his group of Gentlemen Bastards run elaborate cons on the upper class population of the city of Camorr while pretending to be simple petty thieves to the criminal underworld. This early phase certainly resembles the kind of zany schemes that the Ocean’s Eleven crew pull in their movies in which t [...]

    26. The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the most popular fantasy novels of (somewhat) recent years. This fact is actually very understandable, as it's a book with obvious appeal to the mass market, without being especially remarkable.Am I saying that it was a disappointment? No, not at all. It's an entertaining tale, and Scott Lynch has a fun style. But the language is simple, the scope of both storyline and setting is very small, and the book as a whole contains little complexity. What it does have, [...]

    27. $1.99 Kindle sale, Nov. 25, 2017. Loved the complex fantasy world and great worldbuilding; not so much the brutality and grimness. In many ways, The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the better adult fantasies I've read in quite a while. Locke Lamora is a con artist, with the emphasis on both "con" and "artist." He's the leader of a close-knit gang of five con men."Locke is like a brother to us, and our love for him has no bounds. But the four most fatal words in the Therin language are 'Locke woul [...]

    28. Ye Gods! What a book! The Lies of Locke Lamora is a love child of “The Godfather”, a fantastic heist tale and pirates! No, it didn’t have pirates in the book but the characters had daggers, swords, stole money and cussed like a pirate. So close enough.The plots, the schemes, the destruction, the greed to the damn sharks make this an amazing and fun book. Disclaimer: If you do not enjoy colorful language in a book, stay away. WARNING! WARNING! I myself enjoy colorful language like a fine wi [...]

    29. The best way I can describe this book, is that it kind of felt like I was playing Assassin's Creed and this was the main story line.Lots of costumes, sneaking around, deceptions, friends who become enemies and enemies who become friends. It was a very intricately constructed story with some action but a lot of: Also, it was much more humorous than I expected. I learned lots of new cuss words! As I posted in one of my statuses:Maybe not your typical "fantasy" story: no knights, dragons, dwarves, [...]

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