The Lies of Locke Lamora is Scott Lynch’s debut novel. Unlike most fantasy, it’s the story of a thief and his escapades with a plot focused on the schemes he pulls and the way the underground economy works, so there’s a refreshing lack of Fights Against Evil That Wants to Take Over The World.
It’s an interesting concept, and Lynch executes it well, with a detailed world and interesting characters.
Unfortunately, the novel takes a while to get up to speed, and while it isn’t bad, it doesn’t really grab the reader. The ending ratchets up the pace quite a bit and has some interesting plot twists, but it might not be worth slogging through the beginning.
The Lies of Locke Lamora is an OK read, and sets the stage for a sequel that will be worth checking out.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.