The Lies of Locke LamoraBook - 2006
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The city of Camorr is a little like Renaissance Venice: emphasis on the thieves, assassins, spies, pickpockets, shark-fighting gladiators … A violent, profane crime novel set in a crazy magical world.
An engaging and banter-filled fantasy featuring a vividly realized world and well-layered characters. The thievery, wit, and dubious morals make this a perfect match for House Greyjoy.
Oceans Eleven meets Game of Thrones. Scott Lynch's tale of Locke Lamora, the 'Thorn of Camorr', prodigious thief, legendary con-artist, priest of the Crooked Warden and leader of the Gentlemen Bastards crime syndicate.
The hero of this tale is a ruthlessly roguish conman and master thief living his best life with his best friends, right up until it all unravels. There’s humor in the sparkling dialogue, but at its heart, this is an Ocean’s 11-esque, multi-level caper set in a richly depicted renaissance city peo... Read More »
SnoIsleLib_JocelynR Dec 24, 2017
The first in the Gentleman Bastards series, these novels are full of mystery, intrigue, richly-drawn characters and excellent dialogue. They follow Locke, a young boy who turns to thievery to avoid death and slavery, and becomes infamous for his deeds and misdeeds.
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“Just one question," said Locke. "I'll grant the Lamora part is easy to spot; the truth is, I didn't know about the apt translation when I took the name. I borrowed it from this old sausage dealer who was kind to me once, back in Catchfire before the plague. I just liked the way it sounded.
"But what" he said slowly, "ever gave you the idea that Locke was the first name I was actually born with?”
“Throwing blondes at Locke Lamora was not unlike throwing lettuce at sharks.”
“I don't have to beat you. I don't have to beat you. I just have to keep you here... until Jean shows up.”
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