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The Gentleman Bastards


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“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.”—The Times (London)
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  • Author: Scott Lynch
  • Publish Date: 2006-06-27
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    Kaladin's Top 10 series(Ranked 11 out of 11)

    The most touching, exciting, "intelligent" and story driven fantasy series I've ever read. With a focus on "coming-to-age" books containing (a) clear protagonists that can easily be sympathized with

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    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful
    By: Matt
    2015-01-22 10:06:02

    Why is this so great? What is the point of the hero's thievery? What is the overarching theme?

    It's entertaining but could hardly be called great. You will forget these books five minutes after reading them.

    Compare that to something magnificent like "The Name of the Wind", which will leave you wandering what's next and what you would do in the hero's situation.

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    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2015-04-10 07:21:32

    I read both the Lies of Locke Lamora and the Name of the Wind. Both books are the strongest of their series, and I must say both are great.

    However, Locke Lamora really stuck to my mind than Kovothe. I read the Name of the Wind Twice. I don't feel like reading it again. I read lies three times, and I still want to read it again... that says something.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-10-04 04:33:02

    This reminds me of a fantasy version of Ocean's 11. I have read all in the series. Book 1 is far outshines the rest.

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