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The Lost Puzzler: The Tarakan Chronicles

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A brilliantly written, page-turning, post-dystopian debut from Eyal Kless, about a society hoping to salvage the technology of a lost generation, a mysterious missing boy who can open doors no one else can, and a scribe who must piece together the past to determine humanity’s future.

More than a hundred years have passed since the Catastrophe brought humanity to the brink o
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Paperback, 528 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Harper Voyager (first published 2019)
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/17/...

The Lost Puzzler was a puzzle, in more ways than one. Not only was the story shrouded in mystery, the plot was also slow to unravel, inviting the readers to seek the solution to the big question while doling out clues gradually in a teasing fashion. In addition, the structure of the book felt like a series of many separate and dissimilar segments making up a whole, thus making it feel very fractured.

For obvious reasons,
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Aristotle
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Mad Max(Mel Gibson and Charlize Theron), Rain Man, and Jesus walk into a bar.

The Lost Puzzler was puzzling.
I just don't know what to make of this book or how to review it.
I do not recommend it. That's a good start.
First time authors should rely heavily on editors. The book was unnecessarily verbose.

So what was it about?
Uhm let me think about it.
A 'puzzler' is a person with tattoos who can unlock doors by solving complex puzzles.
For example: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,...What's the next number?
Solve the p
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Marzie
3.25 stars

The Lost Puzzler offers an interesting world but gets bogged down in a repetitive plot structure. Telling the story of Rafik, the titular lost puzzler, we see events that directly affect him in the past, along with a "present day" (future world) historical search for information about him, along with an attempt to determine his whereabouts. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, puzzlers are those both gifted and cursed with the ability to gain access to sophisticated technology and structur
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Jon
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an early download from Harper Voyager (those who follow along already know I'm part of the Super Reader program, those who don't will know now lol), the blurb sounded cool so I gave it a shot.

It's somewhat your basic dystopian YA, which got it dinged for a star, in that it felt like it somehow restrained itself. I mean, I don't need it to go all Cormac McCarthy, but it trod the edges of dark without really taking that leap, without taking advantage of the possibilities that an R rating
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Klessis a highly recommended YA post-dystopian yarn which excels in world building.

Over a century has passed since the Catastrophe that caused the fall of the Tarakan empire. Whatever caused the disaster was, it left humans almost extinct, and changed. Survivors have either returned to rural, agrarian, orthodox lifestyles or live in destroyed cities full of warring guilds, and mercenaries, City people live in slum-like environments while trying to adapt to using technolo
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Joe Crowe
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Review from an early advance copy)

Author Eyal Kless is a classical violinist, but he can whomp up a sci-fi adventure novel, too.

It's about a ragtag crowd of people in a dystopian society after everything got blowed up real good.

The press release says the book is a combo of "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Canterbury Tales," and now I can't un-compare the book to those two things. The author captures the energy and the craziness of "Fury Road" in the world he creates, while the depth of the chara
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George
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A true joy, cover to cover.
Amit Zohar
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Set aside a lot of time because you'll find it hard to put down.
Maayan Sasson
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kless, created a novel in which all the elements come together in something approaching perfect harmony.

I loved the book. It shows what will happen to the world when there is no technology or limited access to technology. It is a journey that connects the past, present and future with a lot of sense of hummer, charters that show a deep perspective of life and the world and that along with a feeling of adventure. some of the scene reminded me battles in "star wars" or great histrionic battles.
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Maayan Sasson
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kless, created a novel in which all the elements come together in something approaching perfect harmony.

I loved the book. It shows what will happen to the world when there is no technology or limited access to technology. It is a journey that connects the past, present and future with a lot of sense of humor, characters that show a deep perspective of life and the world and that along with a feeling of adventure. some of the scene reminded me battles in "star wars" or great histrionic battles.
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