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Finished reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch this… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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dakegra
dakegra
Finished reading The Lies of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch this weekend.

Cor, that's a cracking tale. One of the guys at work loaned it to me last week, saying that he thought I'd like it. Thought I'd read the first chapter to see how I'd get on, and before I knew it I was totally hooked.

Of course, it helps that I like a good heist story, and this is a wonderfully twisty-turny one, set in a thoroughly thought-out and realised world, dripping with atmosphere.

Utterly brilliant. Can't wait to read the sequel now.
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san_valentine From: san_valentine Date: July 20th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC) (linky)
I was recommended it by a friend a couple of years ago and loved it too. I bought the second one when it came out, and when I got home, discovered it was an autographed copy.

On first reading, the sequel doesn't seem to have the zing of the first. There's a subtly different feel to it. It's still a darn good read though and is perhaps better the second time, when you know what tone to expect.

Third one should be out before long, I think.

*goes to check on Amazon*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: July 20th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'm trying to persuade my friend to buy it so I can borrow it. :-)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 27th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC) (linky)
March 2010. Though there's the prologue up on his website

http://www.scottlynch.us/excerpts.html
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