Imatge de l'autor

Matthew J. Kirby

Autor/a de The Clockwork Three

16+ obres 2,940 Membres 97 Ressenyes

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Inclou també: Matthew Kirby (1)

Crèdit de la imatge: Azure Midzinski, 2008

Sèrie

Obres de Matthew J. Kirby

The Clockwork Three (2010) 1,004 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
Icefall (2011) 475 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Cave of Wonders (2013) 261 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Last Descendants (2016) 225 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Taste for Monsters (2016) 188 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
The Quantum League #1: Spell Robbers (2014) 177 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tomb of the Khan (2016) 137 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Lost Kingdom (2013) 101 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Star Splitter (2023) 74 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
The Arctic Code (2015) 68 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Official Novel (2019) 43 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Island of the Sun (2016) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Rogue World (2017) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 24 (2009) — Autor de la coberta — 7 exemplars
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 16 — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1976-01-28
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Utah, USA
Llocs de residència
Rhode Island, USA
Maryland, USA
California, USA
Hawaii, USA
Utah, USA
Educació
Utah State University

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Ressenyes

Shades of [b:Hugo Cabret|67593|The Invention of Hugo Cabret|Brian Selznick|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170676646s/67593.jpg|527941], [b:Thief Lord|113304|The Thief Lord|Cornelia Funke|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1280990877s/113304.jpg|3313414], and [b:Oliver Twist|18254|Oliver Twist|Charles Dickens|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255733364s/18254.jpg|3057979], with a sort of Gangs of New York setting, brought together in a kind of magical, sad, but ultimately hopeful, plot. Once I was about halfway through, I found this big, ambitious first novel hard to put down.

It's basically about three kids with very hard lives wandering around a big 19th Century New England city (presumably New York, though it isn't actually identified as such). They're each deeply troubled in some way, and each yearns for a specific solution to their grief. As it turns out, the answers to their problems lay in working together.

Like another new book I read earlier this year ([b:Boys Without Names|6580712|Boys without Names|Kashmira Sheth|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1250894213s/6580712.jpg|6774144]), there is a lot of child labor in this story. We see how in early America children were kidnapped and sold into slavery, or forced to work long hours to support their struggling families. It's very sad and distressing. But our young heroes are resilient despite the burdens placed on them.

I don't want to give away the plot, which is actually pretty complicated and hard to sum up. Suffice it to say, this has the potential to be really popular, and deservedly so. Kirby has a gift for describing the emotional turmoil his three main characters struggle with, and he makes each of them likable and believable in their own way. Giuseppe is the youngest, a busker with a heart of gold. Hannah loves to read, but is forced to quit school and go to work as a maid when her father can no longer provide for his family. Frederick, the oldest, lives in relative ease as a clockmaker's apprentice, but his memories of living in a terrible sweat shop/orphanage haunt him. Throw in a golem, a spiritualist, a park warden, a mysterious treasure, and an old churchyard and you've got yourself plenty of material for a great story.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
good! need to get my hands on the next one soon!
 
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lmauro123 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 28, 2023 |
good! need to get my hands on the next one soon!
 
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lmauro123 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 28, 2023 |
I didn't read this. I got it in a lot with other books.
 
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jezebellydancer | Oct 20, 2023 |

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Obres
16
També de
2
Membres
2,940
Popularitat
#8,709
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
97
ISBN
165
Llengües
8

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