Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is the first of supposedly seven books. The book came out in 2006. This is by far my favorite book. Everything about this book is steller! from the theme, the characters, the plot, the way it was write, the twists and all the action. Locke Lamora is the main character and he is a thief.
This book is really cool because you are following basicly two plots. One is following Locke as a child and gives his background throughout the novel. the other plot is following locke in the present with him and his group as they cause all sorts of mischief throughout the fantastical city of Camorr. Within Camorr there is a whole underground community ran by a mafia, that tries to regulate all the rouges within Camorr, including Locke’s group. Plus the ending is spectacular, in an Italian Job, Oceans Eleven but better kind of way.
Lies of Locke Lamora gives you an urban setting but with classic mid evil timeing. the descriptions of the city and combat is awesome. The dialogue is very witty, and most of the characters including Locke at very smart and satirical and can be very sneaky.
“Some day, Locke Lamora,” he said, “some day, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope that I’m still around to see it.”
Oh please,” said Locke, “it’ll never happen”.
This book is now out and able to buy or check out at your local library and so is the sequel Red Seas Under Read Skies which is also out and i will cover in detail in the future.
Recently Warner Bros bought the rights to make a film out of this movie, and are currently writing the screenplay. I am excited to see this movie.