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Looking for a new book. How's the Lies of Locke Lamora?



I seeing mixed reviews online. Anyone read this book and the rest of the series (I think there's three books)?






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re: Looking for a new book. How's the Lies of Locke Lamora?


Just finished the second one. They're good but not on ASOIAF level but they're nice reads





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I seeing mixed reviews online.


what

Its one of the best fantasy books in the past 10 years.






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They're good but not on ASOIAF level but they're nice reads


They aren't supposed to be. They are completely different.

Personally, I enjoy them a lot more, but I am in a pissed at GRRM stage in my life I guess.






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what

Its one of the best fantasy books in the past 10 years.


Yeah, I was kind of surprised. But some people on Amazon felt the books were too simple.



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I wouldn't go that far. Not saying they are bad but there isn't a whole lot to them. They're entertaining reads but it's nothing earth-shattering.





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Read it. Read it now.

It is one of my favorite fantasy books of all time.

Great characters. Great story arc. Never slow or boring.

The series is episodic in many ways, each book somewhat standing on their own, but with a constant tie in to previous events and a main story arc.

Lies of Locke Lamora is an A+ in my book. Red Seas Under Red Skies is an A-. The Republic of Thieves is an A.

I'm going to go ahead and say it, Lynch is better than Rothfuss.






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But some people on Amazon felt the books were too simple.


Some people on Amazon need to shut the frick up.

Too simple? Seriously? The whole novel is a complex weaving of mystery. In fact, each novel is like that. Who in their right mind could call Locke a simple character? fricking ridiculous.

Go buy it/borrow it, whatever, and judge for yourself. I doubt you'll be disappointed unless you don't like fantasy that doesn't have elves and dwarves and dragons.






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I really enjoyed the series. If you are into audio books, this is an excellent series to listen to.





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Ok. So it seems to be an enjoyable series from what yall are saying. LoveThatMoney's posts have gotten me excited enough that I may leave work early today to pick it up.





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Ok. So it seems to be an enjoyable series from what yall are saying. LoveThatMoney's posts have gotten me excited enough that I may leave work early today to pick it up.


That's good news. I invite you to share your thoughts with the board after you finish reading it.

Say... Saturday?






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They're entertaining reads but it's nothing earth-shattering.



They don't need to be earth shattering. They are entertaining as frick.






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I just finished Patriot Games, by Clancy. I have a stack of other books i'm trying to decide on. Don't really know what i'm in the mood for.

Christopher Moore - Serpent of Venice. Comedy
Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket.

This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's beautiful daughter, Portia.

But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn't even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. (How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle?). But this Fool is no fool . . . and he's got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.

Greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore.


Mark Danielewski - House of Leaves - Horror/Mystery
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.

Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.

The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.


Tom Clancy - Red Storm Rising
Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control.
A chillingly authentic vision of modern war, Red Storm Rising is as powerful as it is ambitious.
It's a story you will never forget.
Hard hitting. Suspenseful.
And frighteningly real.


JL Bourne - Shattered Hourglass
In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States—where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population—a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one more day—or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.


Thomas Harris - Red Dragon



Umberto Eco - Prague Cemetary
tried to read it once, and I got too confused. Too much technical information i didn't know to keep up.

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?


W. Craig Reed - Red November
W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack submariner, provides a riveting portrayal of the secret underwater struggle between the US and the USSR in Red November. A spellbinding true-life adventure in the bestselling tradition of Blind Man’s Bluff, it reveals previously undisclosed details about the most dangerous, daring, and decorated missions of the Cold War, earning raves from New York Times bestselling authors David Morrell, who calls it, “palpably gripping,” and James Rollins, who says, “If Tom Clancy had turned The Hunt for Red October into a nonfiction thriller, Red November might be the result.”


Joseph Trento - Secret History of the CIA


Dan Simmons - The Terror
The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.


Dan Simmons - Summer of Night
This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins

It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...



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re: Looking for a new book. How's the Lies of Locke Lamora?


If you're interested in other recommendations:

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Book one of the Stormlight series) and Words of Radiance (book two)
The King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothfus
Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan

All recent releases that are fantastic.






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re: Looking for a new book. How's the Lies of Locke Lamora?


I can't speak to all those. I'm not a huge fan of spy novels like Clancy's for some reason. It's not that I don't enjoy them, I just would rather read something else typically.

But I will say that Christopher Moore has yet to disappoint me. IMO, his best one is Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. I haven't read the Serpent of Venice, but Fool is fricking hilarious.

And I understand Red Dragon to be fantastic as well.






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Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan


The Raven's Shadow Series is superb. Just finished my re-read of Blood Song and am reading Tower Lord, which just came out.

Great books. Well written. Fast paced. Characters you care about. Intricate plot line. A well developed world. A keen eye for battle detail and historical concepts. Anthony Ryan is truly gifted.






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re: Looking for a new book. How's the Lies of Locke Lamora?


Fool was great, and i read half of Lamb. I don't really like reading the same genre back to back, so Tom Clancy is almost assuredly out, this time around. It will probably either be serpent of venice or summer of night. Either comedy or horror.

Also, i may read red dragon. I've seen the movie several times, is the book better, or does the movie cover the book pretty well?

I know most of patriot games was completely different from the book.



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Say... Saturday?


Slow down there Sancho. I'm finishing up another novel right now. I plan to read the next book over the next two weeks while I'm on vacation. Does three weeks work for you?

And Bug, I've tried reading Clancy novels. I just couldn't get into them. And its not like I don't like the genre. I used to read the hell out of some David Morel (5th Profession is outstanding) back in the day.

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Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan


This one looks interesting. Between Lies and Bloodsong, which would yall recommend?






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And Bug, I've tried reading Clancy novels. I just couldn't get into them. And its not like I don't like the genre. I used to read the hell out of some David Morel (5th Profession is outstanding) back in the day.


Well, i know what i'm getting with Clancy. I've read Hunt for red october, cardinal of the kremlin, and patriot games. I think i just need a break from the genre so i don't read half of it and quit.

My wife tried to get me onto the century trilogy by follett (War of worlds). I liked it, but i wasn't ready to read a 1000 page book. That and the first quarter of the book was a "love story" which i didn't want to read at the time. I may end up going back to it at a later date.






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Well, i know what i'm getting with Clancy. I've read Hunt for red october, cardinal of the kremlin, and patriot games. I think i just need a break from the genre so i don't read half of it and quit


I hate when I get in one of those reading moods. Like I get a book that I know I will love, but for some reason I'm just not into it, and I wind up giving up halfway through.






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