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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 24/8/2011 6:41:43 PM   
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I recently read and loved this and am about to start on Red Seas Under Red Skies. Can't wait, cheers to sharky for the recommendation in another thread (also love the 1st First law book by Abercrombie so thanks for that as well, I'll also be starting Perdido Street Station after this on your recommendation, let's see if you get a hat-trick ).


All wonderful books. Perdido St Station I cant recommend enough

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/8/2011 12:04:36 PM   
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quote:

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I recently read and loved this and am about to start on Red Seas Under Red Skies. Can't wait, cheers to sharky for the recommendation in another thread (also love the 1st First law book by Abercrombie so thanks for that as well, I'll also be starting Perdido Street Station after this on your recommendation, let's see if you get a hat-trick ).


All wonderful books. Perdido St Station I cant recommend enough


Yeah, I have to say I'm quietly confident of that hat-trick!

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 3/10/2011 2:19:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: big dawg


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

I recently read and loved this and am about to start on Red Seas Under Red Skies. Can't wait, cheers to sharky for the recommendation in another thread (also love the 1st First law book by Abercrombie so thanks for that as well, I'll also be starting Perdido Street Station after this on your recommendation, let's see if you get a hat-trick ).


All wonderful books. Perdido St Station I cant recommend enough


Yeah, I have to say I'm quietly confident of that hat-trick!


I have to say I'm really struggling with Perdido Street Station at the moment. I've been reading it for about a month and at the moment am only about 130 pages in(which is a bad sign in itself, I iusually polish off books in days). I dunno what it is but I just can't get into it. I don't know if it's the writing style or something else but I'm just not feeling it.

I think I'll move on to Abercrombie's Before They Are Hanged before coming back and giving it another go.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 3/10/2011 3:06:16 PM   
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I have to admit, it took quite a few pages for me to get into Perdido Street Station but once you get past the set-up of the events and into the flow of the writing, it quickly becomes hard to put down.  Stick with it, you'll not regret it.

Also, I want my hat-trick!

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 3/10/2011 3:10:47 PM   
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I think I've going to have to read Red Skies again as by the time Republic has come out I'll have forgotten it all!!!

By the time the other 4 are released after that I'll have retired

Having just finished Best Served Cold, I realised how much I had missed this style of writing. Have to settle for The Heroes in the meantime!

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 3/10/2011 3:19:23 PM   
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I have to admit, it took quite a few pages for me to get into Perdido Street Station but once you get past the set-up of the events and into the flow of the writing, it quickly becomes hard to put down.  Stick with it, you'll not regret it.

Also, I want my hat-trick!


I think the problem is that I've been feeling a little lost from the start. To be honest, starting the story proper with a post sex scene between a human and a humanoid with a bug head is quite a WTF introduction into the Universe . I almost feel as if I'm diving straight into the 2nd book in a trilogy, bypassing all the early exposition and character introductions in the process.

I will stick with it though, I hardly ever give up on a book completely, I'm far too stubborn for that.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 3/10/2011 3:45:27 PM   
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Yeah, dont quit...its worth the slog. I really fancy reading the First Law trilogy again, and I've just finished Red Seas Under Red Skies recently. I have to admit, its not a patch on the first. I still like it and it has some terrific moments, but Locke just seemed quite annoying. I just want some more Bondsmage and some Sabetha

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 15/6/2012 2:32:21 PM   
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So, anyone think The Republic of Thieves is likely to get a release this autumn then? On Scott Lynch's Wiki page it says it's due for release in Autumn 2012 but if you go into the wiki page for the actual book it says September 3rd 2013 .

If it does get released this year then roll on Autumn. Joe Abercrombie's next book set in the First Law Universe is also due out in October.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 15/6/2012 2:38:46 PM   
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Joe Abercrombie's next book set in the First Law Universe is also due out in October.



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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 15/6/2012 2:54:13 PM   
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Joe Abercrombie's next book set in the First Law Universe is also due out in October.




Indeed.

It's another standalone ala Best Served Cold and Heroes rather than an addition to the existing trilogy though. Not that it bothers me a jot, I thought Best Served Cold was brilliant and Heroes was a very enjoyable read.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 15/6/2012 3:22:02 PM   
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Agreed.

I enjoyed Best Served Cold more than Heroes but as long as it is brutal and dirty (in the muddy sense!) then that's fine

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 24/6/2012 2:43:07 PM   
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yeah im a big fan of abercrombie. I thought The Heroes was excellent. New one is called A Red Country i think, and features everones favourite mercenary Nicomo Cosca and possibly the re-appearance of a certain nine fingered character.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 24/6/2012 4:04:31 PM   
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yeah im a big fan of abercrombie. I thought The Heroes was excellent. New one is called A Red Country i think, and features everones favourite mercenary Nicomo Cosca and possibly the re-appearance of a certain nine fingered character.




It's a shame that Shivers has already killed Black Dow in The Heroes as I would have loved for Logan to have had the chance to fuck him up. Also, it's about time somebody brought Bayaz down a peg or two as well.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 24/6/2012 6:43:33 PM   
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It's amazing how unlikeable Bayaz is. In 5 books of some quite horrid characters, he really takes the plaudits. I had no idea Shivers was in The Heroes so I was pleasantly surprised when he popped up. What we need is Glokta back!

In regards to Lamora....I have my doubts we'll have book 3 this year ...Scott Lynch's Live Journal had some really good stuff about the early drafts of Locke Lamora. Well worth a read

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 24/6/2012 6:55:18 PM   
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What we need is Glokta back!


Hell yes!!

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 2:56:13 PM   
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I finished Locke Lamora at the weekend and loved it. Great characters, a superb balance of hi-jinks and genuine tension, a cracking plot, and an imaginative world. Couldn't ask for a whole lot more to be honest. I've got a couple of other books to get through and then it's unto Red Seas under Red Skies

Lynch's website is saying that the Gentleman Bastards return this year. I assume that's a reference to Book 3 and not the novellas but I could be wrong.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 3:09:36 PM   
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Lynch's website is saying that the Gentleman Bastards return this year. I assume that's a reference to Book 3 and not the novellas but I could be wrong.

Been saying that since last year (or the year before!)   I just know I've had it on my Amazon wishlist for AGES.......

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 3:18:06 PM   
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B*gger. So which will get finished first? Gentleman Bastards or a Song of Ice and Fire?

I really wish I could pick up both entire sagas en masse!

The good thing about Wheel of Time is that because I came to it so late, I won't have have any lengthy waits in between books.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 4:16:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rob

Lynch's website is saying that the Gentleman Bastards return this year. I assume that's a reference to Book 3 and not the novellas but I could be wrong.

Been saying that since last year (or the year before!)   I just know I've had it on my Amazon wishlist for AGES.......


.....or the year before the year before




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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 6:06:53 PM   
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yeah im a big fan of abercrombie. I thought The Heroes was excellent. New one is called A Red Country i think, and features everones favourite mercenary Nicomo Cosca and possibly the re-appearance of a certain nine fingered character.




It's a shame that Shivers has already killed Black Dow in The Heroes as I would have loved for Logan to have had the chance to fuck him up. Also, it's about time somebody brought Bayaz down a peg or two as well.


I just started The Heroes this morning

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 25/6/2012 6:51:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: pedros


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle


quote:

ORIGINAL: big dawg

yeah im a big fan of abercrombie. I thought The Heroes was excellent. New one is called A Red Country i think, and features everones favourite mercenary Nicomo Cosca and possibly the re-appearance of a certain nine fingered character.




It's a shame that Shivers has already killed Black Dow in The Heroes as I would have loved for Logan to have had the chance to fuck him up. Also, it's about time somebody brought Bayaz down a peg or two as well.


I just started The Heroes this morning


Fuck. Sorry .

I've had something spoiled for me by reading an unrelated thread before today so I genuinely am sorry.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 12/7/2012 9:48:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: pedros


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle


quote:

ORIGINAL: big dawg

yeah im a big fan of abercrombie. I thought The Heroes was excellent. New one is called A Red Country i think, and features everones favourite mercenary Nicomo Cosca and possibly the re-appearance of a certain nine fingered character.




It's a shame that Shivers has already killed Black Dow in The Heroes as I would have loved for Logan to have had the chance to fuck him up. Also, it's about time somebody brought Bayaz down a peg or two as well.


I just started The Heroes this morning


Fuck. Sorry .

I've had something spoiled for me by reading an unrelated thread before today so I genuinely am sorry.


No worries - just seen this as I avoided this thread but finished the book this morning. I really enjoyed it, but I think I need to re-read the other books before Red Country comes out as I couldn't remember all the stuff that had gone on before. But I enjoyed The Heroes alot more than Best Served Cold.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 12/8/2012 9:35:18 AM   
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i had dithered about buying this book, but I decided to yesterday when I picked up a brand new hardback copy of it in a sale for.........49p.
Better be worth it.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 13/8/2012 11:37:56 AM   
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Coming to the end of Red Seas (about 100 pages to go) and once again thoroughly enjoyed / enjoying reading about the further adventures of the characters.

However, reading between the lines on Scott's blog it does seem very unlikely that Republic of Thieves will see the light of day this year.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 18/8/2012 9:28:03 AM   
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It's amazing how unlikeable Bayaz is. In 5 books of some quite horrid characters, he really takes the plaudits.



Yeah, its always grueling to see how much worse he is going to make things for everyone else.
In a way Bayaz's continued presence provides a nutshell summary of Abercrombie's works "What if Gandalf was a complete c**t?".

Really looking forward to Red Country in October. its heavily influenced by Deadwood apparently.

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 14/9/2012 11:13:15 AM   
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Latest publication date for Republic of Thieves is 18th October

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 14/9/2012 11:20:55 AM   
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Latest publication date for Republic of Thieves is 18th October


I shall join you in .

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 14/9/2012 12:07:24 PM   
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If we get Homer and Shool involved do you think we'll stand a better chance of being heard?

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 14/9/2012 1:04:17 PM   
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Where did you come by this piece of information. been searching fervently for something confirming this but Amazon (highly unreliable as it is) is still showing 3 September 2013. I cant see anything on Gollancz or on Scott's blog or livejournal either.  

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RE: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 14/9/2012 1:05:35 PM   
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I got it from Amazon.  When I see the book it says 18 Oct 2012 next to it

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