The Lies of Locke Lamora
By Scott Lynch
- Release Date: 2006-06-27
- Genre: Epic
The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Tyrion Lannister + Kvothe = Locke Lamora
By The Thankful Fan
This book was fantastic. Lynch does a great job of making you invested in his plots and his characters. For me, having read ASOIAF and The Kingkiller Chronicles before reading this, I feel Locke Lamora’s character is like Tyrion and Kvothe all rolled into one. I enjoyed the flow of this book’s magic system, and history. Present day Camorri society is the initial focus, but as the book progresses, Lynch opens up this world to the reader through flashbacks and asides.
Also this books hilarious, and gritty at times. I loved it, and I’m excited to start Book 2: “Red Skies Under Red Seas”.
Well defined new world, riveting story
Fantastically created and completely spell binding. I'm buying the sequel right now.
Engaging and thrilling.
Good, not great
I heard a lot of great things about this book, and to be fair, my expectations may have been too high.
This is still a decent story. However, I had two big issues which detracted from enjoyment. First, was the excessive wordiness of the author that, at times, felt amateurish. Second, an ending which seemed rushed and conveniently handled. Those things meant to feel like surprises were underwhelming, not surprising, & left me saying, "that's it?".
Based off the average, mundane feeling I was left with at the ending, I don't think I'd read another book from this author.
Serious readers will love this!
If you enjoy reading 1000+ (printed) page fantasy, you will love this. Smart, fun, witty, and irreverent...If you devour lengthy fantasy series’ you will be satisfied by this read for sure. I have only read this first book, thus far, yet am confident that the remainder will be solid. The reveiws I've read about the remainder of the series bolster my confidence. Read and enjoy!
Not the best
Not the best book i have read to bad
A book of truly evil genius
Great book, the characters bend morality with gleeful abandon and you can't help rooting for these "heroes"(?).
Besides the main storyline there are a lot of small unanswered statements and loose threads that make it seem like there is a much bigger story coming. Really looking forward to the next installments
This is a great adventure story.
These gentlemen are fun to read about.
I absolutely loved this book. It was fun to read from beginning to end. Do yourself a favor and read it immediately.
Surprisingly engaging and well-paced for a first time author. Very polished introduction to a pseudo-historical epic series. Great character development, while fast moving--the story never gets bogged down in background.