The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora

An orphan?s life is harsh?and often short?in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld?s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks som An orphan?s life is harsh?and often short?in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora d...

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Title:The Lies of Locke Lamora
Author:Scott Lynch
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B000JMKNJ2
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:752 pages pages

The Lies of Locke Lamora Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jul 01, 2008
    From the first threat to use someone's balls as fish bait to the last attempt to drown someone in horse piss, I absolutely adored this book. It is absolutely everything it should be, and then some. Emphasis on the and then some because it completely defied my expectations on many level...
  • Patrick
    Apr 22, 2010
    Back when I was first published, people made a lot of comparisons between me and Scott Lynch. The sentiment was mostly along the lines of "Pat Rothfuss is the next Scott Lynch!" Here's the thing, Lies of Lock Lamora had come out almost exactly a year before my first book, The N...
  • Michael
    Jan 18, 2010
    Ocean's Eleven was great and everything, but know what would've made it cooler? If the setting had been during the late middle ages, possibly the Renaissance. Better yet, a fantasy world version of the Renaissance with an intricate system of magic and a complex set of political conspir...
  • Anne
    Jan 11, 2015
    2.5 stars...maybe a full 3? I'm having such a hard time with how I feel about this book! I was looking for another fantasy/heist book like The Palace Job, and The Lies of Locke Lamora has so many great reviews that I thought it would be an easy win for me. Ehhh. Yes and no. But mo...
  • Nataliya
    Oct 27, 2011
    The Lies of Locke Lamora is a love child of Ocean's Eleven and The Godfather. With blood, deaths, betrayals, money, and drowning in horse urine. With a sh*tload of non-PG humor. All for the price of one. And it's SO. GOOD. ?Some day, Locke Lamora,? he said, ?some day, you?...
  • Julio Genao
    Sep 19, 2012
    what to say that hasn't been said already? nothing! so i'll say it all over again. fun dialogue. great setting?but the author's way more in love with it than i ever got to be, so his endless digressions were frustrating. some of them had a satisfying impact on the story, but so...
  • Mark Lawrence
    Jan 13, 2014
    So, I was surprised to discover we owned this book, since it's a very well known book but nobody in my house had ever mentioned it to me. Turns out my wife bought it, tried it, found it too slow, and gave up. I've convinced her to give it another go. I enjoyed Locke Lamora and hi...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Nov 17, 2016
    "Locke Lamora's rule of thumb was this: a good confidence game took three months to plan, three weeks to rehearse, and three seconds to win or lose the victim's trust forever." Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved Six of Crows. She cried bitter tears when the duology wra...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Sep 13, 2014
    ? BR with the BBB gang starting January 11, 2016. ? DNF at 31% ? Warning: I pretty much have nothing to say about this book. Does it mean my review will be short? Now now, people, don't be so nave. Okay, let's do some quick maths here. I read the first 31% of this...
  • Gavin
    Mar 14, 2012
    Fantastic book. I loved reading this every bit as much this time as I did the first time. It's fair to say it retains it's place as one of my all time favorite books. This is the story of Locke Lamorra, master thief extraordinaire, and his band of thieves, The Gentlemen Bastards. ...
  • Mpauli
    Mar 22, 2012
    Hello, distinguished review reader. What a nice coincidence stumbling into you here on this expression of thought. Odd chance, you say? Well, I have to be honest with you. I actually planned this for quite a while. I'm playing the long con game with this review. I set up a profile on...
  • jessica
    Jun 15, 2019
    locke lamora could rob me of all im worth and i would literally get down on my knees and thank him for the honour. he is the most deceptively clever, enticingly cunning, and gentlemanly bastard i have ever read and i cant get enough of him or his crew. you guys, this story is unrea...
  • James Tivendale
    Jun 08, 2016
    Lynch introduces us to a gang of intelligent, flamboyant and charismatic thieves called the Gentleman Bastards around whom this book (and I assume the entire series) revolves. Locke - the infamous Thorn of Camorr, Jean and Bug were my personal favourites within the group but the camara...
  • C.G. Drews
    Dec 13, 2016
    THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH STARS IN THE SKY TO ACCURATELY SUM UP MY LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. I'm actually DYING WITH ADORATION RIGHT NOW. Can I say this is the best book ever???? Like, seriously, if I could only pick like 5 top books, it would be in that 5. (And omg peoples I read hundreds of boo...
  • Pierce Brown
    Dec 10, 2013
    It's not often I read a book that makes me forget I'm a writer too. This one succeeded, madly. It stole hours of sleep. It wrapped me in cozy myth. It gave me the blessing of feeling like a kid again, snuggled up with a book, wondering how the hell 10pm became 4am. Find. Buy. Consu...
  • Charlotte May
    Jun 07, 2018
    ?We don?t believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.? This was great! I don?t really know what I was expecting when I went into The Lies of Locke Lamora But I got an in depth, intricate fantasy world full of morally grey chara...
  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    Sep 14, 2016
    Locke: ?I only steal because my dear old family needs the money to live!" "LIAR!" Calo: "I only steal because this wicked world won't let me work an honest trade!" "LIAR!" Galdo: "I only steal because i have to support my poor lazy brother." "LIAR!" Jean: "I only...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Mar 28, 2019
    EXCUSE ME I JUST FINISHED READING A 700 PAGE ADULT FANTASY BOOK WHERE IS MY MEDAL???????? For real though, this was really fun! I might be leaning more towards a 3.5 because things reeeaaally started to drag for me right before the big hurrah at the end, but I still enjoyed it a heckin...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 21, 2018
    I thought it was freaking awesome and there was some sadness damn it! Mel ??? ...
  • Dana Ilie
    Jun 06, 2018
    I'll be blunt up front and share that The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my favorite books this year. I loved it. Ever freaking word of every line. While the main plot of the book features heist, treachery and more mutinies than you could shake a stick at ? the heart of the novel ...
  • Adina
    Oct 26, 2014
    10.07.18: Kindle offer for 1.99$. I loved this book although it is not perfect and there were some things about it that annoyed me a tiny bit. But well.. love is not a logical thing so... As other reviewers said it is combination of Ocean 11 (with a younger and more cheekier mai...
  • Dorreh
    Nov 04, 2014
    Hello my dears, is it a mentally decapitating book you wish to read? (Pun intended) Come, come right this way............. This book is exactly what you're looking for, IF you're looking for a fantasy riddled, ruthless, enigmatic piece of art. This book was that, and so much more. ...
  • Rick Riordan
    Feb 19, 2014
    Another great fantasy, this novel follows a talented rogue and conman, Locke Lamora, through his adventures in Camorr, a city loosely patterned after Venice, but set in a world where humans have built their society over the ruins of a much older race called the Eldren. Locke rises from...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Apr 17, 2015
    Some books evoke a distinctive feeling, or atmosphere, that can only be associated with that said book. This is no less true for The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch. From the very early on I knew what kind of stuff this would be about, and how gritty it was going to become. Indeed, ...
  • Merphy Napier
    Oct 28, 2017
    Upon Reread: 5 stars The first time I read this book, I wasn't used to fantasy, or the kind of complexities that this story and plot tackles. I'm honestly just in awe of the execution of this story. It's a slow start, and it has some jarring moments as far as the pacing goes, but Sc...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    May 23, 2017
    My legs are so toned from climbing the stairs back to a higher moral ground after reading this book but I would still throw the version of myself who hasn?t picked it up sooner down a set of stairs because this was the most fun I had in a while why did I deprive myself of it? No real...
  • Orient
    Feb 01, 2016
    The Lies of Locke Lamora provoked double-sided feeling in me. The beginning was something long and kinda boring and only the weakening power of conscience and the support of my GR friends made it possible for me to read this book. I just can't and won't write about the difficulties and...
  • ☽Luna☾
    Dec 19, 2016
    5 Holy shit what did I just read Stars.????? ?I only steal because it?s heaps of fucking fun!? "You can?t be serious. This crap is as welcome as a pile of severed dog cocks.? Firstly this book was incredible, seriously i can't even think of words...
  • Petrik
    Sep 11, 2016
    4.5/5 Stars Double Fuckdamn? 1. For postponing reading this book for a really long time. 2. For underestimating Scott Lynch?s capability to create such a strong debut novel. ?There?s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.? Togeth...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    Mar 03, 2019
    ?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 I?m still around to see it.? ?...