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California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
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really liked it
bookshelves: alternate-history, heist-caper-con, magic, novel, urban-fantasy, will-read-again
Read 2 times. Last read September 17, 2018 to September 23, 2018.

In the 3 years since I first read this book, I forgot just about everything between the beginning and the end, so it was like reading it all for the first time, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. Osteomancy is such a cool kind of magic, both in concept and execution, as it presents real dangers and goes uncomfortable places. Van Eekhout's fun and zippy heist story is the frosting over a darkly-flavored cake of two characters making bold and difficult choices to change their own lives and the lives of everyone around them, with a jam-filling layer of magic-as-metaphor for how we use fossil fuels.

And now I really want a piece of cake, but then, when do I not?

Now that I finally have books 2 and 3, I'm excited to see where Daniel and Gabriel go next.
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Reading Progress

May 13, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read (Paperback Edition)
May 13, 2014 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
August 21, 2015 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2015 –
page 107
33.44% (Paperback Edition)
August 24, 2015 –
page 161
50.31% (Paperback Edition)
August 24, 2015 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: dark-fantasy (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: low-fantasy (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: noir (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: mystery-crime-th... (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: novel (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: steampunk (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy (Paperback Edition)
August 25, 2015 – Shelved as: will-read-again (Paperback Edition)
December 29, 2015 – Shelved as: heist-caper-con (Paperback Edition)
September 17, 2018 – Started Reading
September 23, 2018 – Shelved
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: alternate-history
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: heist-caper-con
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: magic
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: novel
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: will-read-again
September 23, 2018 – Finished Reading

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