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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
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really liked it
bookshelves: re-read-potential, challenge-2011-osga-read, read-in-2011, challenge-1010-by-2020, nook

Locke Lamora is what Oliver Twist could have been, had he not been so impossibly perfectly naive to the point of stupidity and dull innocent. Actually, I suppose one would have to say Locke has more in common with The Artful Dodger. An orphan who becomes a skilled thief, but with far more intelligence and skill. And burning down of large inns. In The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch creates a cast of characters who you'll love and who will make you laugh. An equisite work of fantasy that overlaps heavily with the action genre, I highly recommend this work to anyone who likes their characters to be badass and have questionable motives.
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Reading Progress

April 7, 2011 – Shelved
October 19, 2011 – Started Reading
October 19, 2011 –
page 89
October 20, 2011 –
page 215
October 23, 2011 –
page 388
October 24, 2011 –
page 527
October 24, 2011 –
page 537
October 24, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 1, 2011 – Shelved as: re-read-potential
November 20, 2011 – Shelved as: challenge-2011-osga-read
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: nook
September 17, 2014 –
15.0% "Enlightenment: when it comes it comes like a brick to the head." (Audible Audio Edition)
January 24, 2015 –
42.0% "The second time through the sense of growing dread is almost overwhelming." (Audible Audio Edition)

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David Windsor Hands down my favorite fantasy; You'd not be cheating yourself if you pushed it near the front of your too read list.

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