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Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Autor/a de Pashazade

32+ obres 4,145 Membres 118 Ressenyes 18 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Photograph by Sam Baker, provided by the author


Obres de Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Pashazade (2001) — Autor — 585 exemplars
Effendi (2002) 410 exemplars
Stamping Butterflies (2004) 385 exemplars
9Tail Fox (2005) 351 exemplars
Felaheen (2003) 347 exemplars
End of the World Blues (2006) 336 exemplars
The Fallen Blade (2011) 335 exemplars
redRobe (2002) 261 exemplars
Remix (1999) 249 exemplars
Lucifer's Dragon (1998) 177 exemplars
The Last Banquet (2013) 140 exemplars
Moskva (2016) 121 exemplars
The Outcast Blade (2012) 109 exemplars
The Exiled Blade (2013) 81 exemplars
NeoAddix (1997) 66 exemplars
Arabesk (2001) 66 exemplars
Nightfall Berlin (2018) 60 exemplars
Island Reich (2021) 27 exemplars
Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (2011) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Arctic Sun (2023) 5 exemplars
Kingdom of Silence (2020) 4 exemplars
Empereur de L'Ouest 2 exemplars
The Crack Angel (2008) 2 exemplars
Duke's Blade, The 1 exemplars
Moskva (2018) 1 exemplars
Chicago 1 exemplars
State Your Name [short story] (2006) 1 exemplars
Takeover 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Time Pieces (2006) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Bitten Word (2010) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco (2013) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) (2011) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars


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It is a pity the alternate-history flavor didn't come through stronger in this story. Still, it presented an interesting set of characters, an exotic location, and a decent enough mystery. It holds up better than its sequel, "Effendi"
Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
I had a small amount of trouble truly getting into this book. I'm not sure if for whatever reason my brain just could not grasp all the different characters, or if there was just too much going on at once for me to follow properly, but I found myself constantly having to refer back to the 'Character List' in the front in order to remember who was who. Who was beholden to who, who held what position, etc.

There was also the matter that other then Tycho and Guiletta, the characters all seemed to have the same 'voice'. Its told in third person limited, but there wasn't much to distinguish one viewpoint from another. They all sort of bled into each other in a confusing manner.

Moving back to the confusion I felt regarding the characters and remembering their various allegiances, some of that stemmed from the fact few of the characters seemed to be truly tied to one faction or the other. Everyone was running so many agendas and schemes, most of which crossed each other and interfered with each other, it was hard to keep the lines straight. I eventually resorted to keeping a running list of everyone's actions, but even then it became a long winded chart.

Where Grimwood really shone was in his depiction of Venice and the time period. Many times I could almost feel the decadence and filth that Grimwood meticulously details of the canals, streets and palaces. The intrigues of the families and parishes, the various types of people and stations of life, they came alive. The narrative though doesn't let the reader figure out very much on their own. A mystery, or secret, is introduced, some clues are strewn about, but almost immediately things become obvious. There's very little sustained tension.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |
Es el siglo XV y Venecia está en la cima de su poder. En esta ciudad, mezcla de opulencia y hedor a cloaca, aparece el primer vampiro en Europa, setenta años antes que Drácula.
Atilo, el jefe de los Assassini del duque Marco, descubre a un muchacho agachado sobre un hombre al que acaba de matar. La velocidad a la que huye el muchacho le asombra. Y Atilo sabe que tiene que encontrarlo, no para matarlo, sino porque finalmente ha encontrado a alguien digno de ser su aprendiz.
Natt90 | Jan 11, 2023 |
Another science fiction book that reads more like fantasy, with a mystery spine. There were a couple of things I didn't like--the copyediting in Chapter One almost made me put the book down, with all the plurals with apostrophes, and Bobby gets way too much gratuitous tail--but the plot itself kept my interest.

On the other hand, any book with a crackhead kitten gets bonus points for weirdness. I'd actually rate it 3 1/2 if I could.
villyard | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2022 |



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