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Jhereg by Steven Brust
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Apr 15, 09

bookshelves: fiction
Read in April, 2009

This book has first-book-itis. Bad pacing, bad dialogue, bad outtakes, a shift from third person to third person omniscient with abandon. It had sort of an interesting idea about this high level mobster/Baron messing with more high level people and pulling off a heist to kill a guy who couldn't be killed.

It has a nice fight in the end but it spends almost 200 pages trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. The book is mostly "BEHOLD MY WORLD! IS IT NOT WORLDLY?" But in the end, if it would have focused more on the assassination and less on Behold my Awesome Cosmically Powered Elves, I would have enjoyed it more.

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