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The Lies of Locke Lamora

de Scott Lynch

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Sèrie: The Gentleman Bastards Sequence (1)

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An orphan's life is harsh-and often short-in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains-a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans-a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful-and more ambitious-than Locke has yet imagined.Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men-and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game-or die trying.… (més)
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The Lies of Locke Lamora is a book that steadily gets better as it loses its dependance on a thesaurus and just settles into badass mode.

Badass mode, though, is too in-your-face. I love a good cocky line from characters in danger as much as the next girl, even when there are pages of nothing but that, but not when it's so constructed. I don't like to see the writing behind the story, I want to just be swept away by it!

Which I was, after a fashion. I feel like Lies, as Lynch's first novel, learns to crawl before it learns to walk, but then boy does it run.

The best thing about it is never a dull moment. At 700 thin pages, it's a normal sized book but you really feel like you got your money's worth.

Verdict: rocky beginning, then goes on to please!

Minor-ish spoiler: The whole time I thought Sabetha was going to be behind everything, or at least have an integral part in it, but she never showed up! Downright odd, is what it is. Maybe she's the bad guy in the sequel. ( )
  brutalstirfry | May 6, 2022 |
Loved this book! It's like Oliver Twist combined with the mafia set in a Venice like city with a bit of sorcery thrown in for good measure ( )
  eroga | May 5, 2022 |
A brilliant start to what promises to be a great series. Set in a pseudo Italian Renaissance type world, this time slip narrative deals with the development and subsequent maturation of a collection of thieves. With graphic depictions of torture, murder and language this isn’t a novel for children.

However there are some extremely amusing adult bouts of comedy and I look forward to attempting to read the second instalment. ( )
  aadyer | Apr 20, 2022 |
Epic thief fantasy starring a cheeky, arrogant, Gentleman Bastard who succeeds just enough to fail the more spectacularly. Plots within plots and hilarious dialogue between wonderfully drawn and magnetic characters. Within a chapter, I was rooting for Locke's impossible schemes. By the end of the book I was all twisted up, wishing a hoping that he and Jean would make it through the adventure. Spectacular. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
I finished the book in a few days. Characters, the setting, the city, the society, everything is just so well described with vivid details. I really would love illustrations of the shifting market and the five towers, to name some of the landmarks.

The story is really funny at some points, and at the same time there is enough drama, action and cliffhangers for three books. It shifts between the present events and the past and both intertwine perfectly.

The only thing that I found unfortunately is that he designs good female characters, but doesn’t seem to know that he is allowed to actually use them as protagonists. Though this gets a bit better at the end of the book.

As it is, I am looking forward to part two. ( )
  Sue_Z | Mar 22, 2022 |
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Abercrombie, JoeIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Dociu, DanielAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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At the height of the long wet summer of the Seventy-Seventh Year of Sendovani, the Thiefmaker of Camorr paid a sudden and unannounced visit to the Eyeless Priest at the Temple of Perelandro, desperately hoping to sell him the Lamora boy.
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We don't believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.
Locke is our brother and our love for him knows no bounds. But the four most fatal words in the Therin language are 'Locke would appreciate it.'
Rivaled only by 'Locke taught me a new trick'.
Catbridges were another legacy of the Eldren who’d ruled before the coming of men: narrow glass arches no wider than an ordinary man’s hips, arranged in pairs over most of Camorr’s canals and at several places along the Angevine River. Although they looked smooth, their glimmering surfaces were as rough as shark’s-hide leather; for those with a reasonable measure of agility and confidence, they provided the only convenient means of crossing water at many points. Traffic was always one-directional over each catbridge; ducal decree clearly stated that anyone going the wrong direction could be shoved off by those with the right-of-way.
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An orphan's life is harsh-and often short-in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains-a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans-a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful-and more ambitious-than Locke has yet imagined.Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men-and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game-or die trying.

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