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The Republic of Thieves is out?! also other book talk

YaYaYaYa Decent.Registered User regular
edited October 2013 in Singularity Engine++
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when did this happen

why did no-one tell me

have there ever been any releases that totally snuck up on you

also TALK ABOUT LOCKE LAMORA AND OTHER BOOKS HERE

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) I want to cut to the feelingRegistered User regular
    more like The Republic of Broken Image Links

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I mentioned it several times in the book thread! I said this morning in the superhero thread that I now have it! The signs were there, YaYa, but you had not the eyes to see

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    ugh phone posting can eat me

  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    I just finished reading the first book and loved it! The second book is waiting for me at Chapters, fully paid. I have a gift card that will get me the third at the same time!

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    Locke Lamora might be my favorite book series.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Well, Chapters had the second book but no stores in my area have the third yet. Damn it. I'll probably just order it online and hope it arrives immediately after I read the last page of Red Seas Under Red Skies.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    what's a book, precious?

  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    This was all sold out at my towns only bookstore.
    I have waited 6 years
    6 years

  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    can someone remind me what happens in Red Seas under Red Skies

    or should I just read it again

    I read Lies again not that long ago

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    what's a book, precious?

    some bullshit with words and no titties or explosions

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    what's a book, precious?

    some bullshit with words and no titties or explosions

    someone hasn't read enough Matthew Reilly

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    I mean like

    actual titties or explosions

    I don't wanna read about that

    reading is fucking gay as hell

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Hmm, never heard of this, can anyone give me a non-spoiler introduction to what it is about?

  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    can someone remind me what happens in Red Seas under Red Skies

    or should I just read it again

    I read Lies again not that long ago
    They learn how to be pirates. They steal a painting from a casino . Locke is poisoned.

  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    The series is referred to as the "Gentlemen Bastard" sequence, starting with The Lies of Locke Lamora, and continuing with Red Seas under Red Skies. The Republic of Thieves is the third book in the series.

    (The "bastard" in this case is an adjective, not a noun)

    The series follows a pair of elite con men who steal from rich people in a city based on late medieval Venice.

    It is technically fantasy, but I would consider it "low magic" fantasy. Not a lot of wizards and witches running about mucking with things.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    I'm slowly making my way through Taipei currently. It's pretty fascinating but not an easy read by any means.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    I'm picking up steam on my American Gods reread.

    aside from the dude who gets eaten by a vagina, it kinda starts pretty slow.

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    so lies of locke lamora and red seas under red skies were both pretty good, as far as I remember

    how does the new one hold up

    should i avoid it to preserve my nostalgia about the first two

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    it came out like, literally today. I doubt many people have finished it yet.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Damn it, I can't get this until tomorrow apparently.

    Come on Australia, you're meant to be The Future.

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    i meant in terms of general writing quality and faithfulness to the characters as already written, actually

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    I mean like

    actual titties or explosions

    I don't wanna read about that

    reading is fucking gay as hell

    Your face is fucking dumb

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Also, I work with a lady who is the most rabidly agressive fangirl of this series.

    I have never seen someone get so angry about someone else not liking a book before.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    i meant in terms of general writing quality and faithfulness to the characters as already written, actually

    So far pretty solid

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    I mean like

    actual titties or explosions

    I don't wanna read about that

    reading is fucking gay as hell

    Your face is fucking dumb

    rude

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Also, I work with a lady who is the most rabidly agressive fangirl of this series.

    I have never seen someone get so angry about someone else not liking a book before.

    i didn't even know this series had fangirls. or fanboys, for that matter. it's so low-key and small scale compared to most fantasy series

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
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    the japanese cover for lies of locke lamora

    color me surprised

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    locke is so kawaii

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Also, I work with a lady who is the most rabidly agressive fangirl of this series.

    I have never seen someone get so angry about someone else not liking a book before.

    i didn't even know this series had fangirls. or fanboys, for that matter. it's so low-key and small scale compared to most fantasy series

    This person is definitely compensating for any lack of fandom.

  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    I'm in the middle of a House of Chains re-read. Man, doing a Malazan re-read makes the series so much better. I'm in the middle of the conversation with Heboric and L'oric about the Tanno Spirit walker and the Bridgeburners and finally get it.

    And Strings is headed to the heart of the whirlwind.

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  • CimmeriiCimmerii SpaceOperaGhost Registered User regular
    I haven't really heard of the Locke Lamora series before. Is there any series it is comparable to? Even in terms of style or prose.
    Though book thread recommendations have yet to steer me wrong.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I'm picking up steam on my American Gods reread.

    aside from the dude who gets eaten by a vagina, it kinda starts pretty slow.

    Whenever I recommend it to someone, I start the countdown clock to "so, that part with the vagina monster..." and then I have to tell them to keep going because it gets less odd

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    Cimmerii wrote: »
    I haven't really heard of the Locke Lamora series before. Is there any series it is comparable to? Even in terms of style or prose.
    Though book thread recommendations have yet to steer me wrong.

    why is this in a spoiler

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    I'm going to try and marathon read The Two Towers this weekend so I can get Return of the King finished before my A Dance with Dragons paperback arrives at the end of the month. After ADWD I'll probably start reading the second Gentleman Bastards book.

    Oh and if Words of Radiance actually comes out in March like it's supposed to I'm looking forward to that.

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    @Yaya I swear to god we're soulmates

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Cimmerii wrote: »
    I haven't really heard of the Locke Lamora series before. Is there any series it is comparable to? Even in terms of style or prose.
    Though book thread recommendations have yet to steer me wrong.

    why is this in a spoiler

    because it's important foreshadowing

    soon the book thread will steer him wrong

    and it will be all our fault

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Also if I ever want to start reading the Wheel of Time series what's the best place to stop? My friend, who's trying to get me to read the series, thinks they are ALL great so I want a differing opinion.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Also if I ever want to start reading the Wheel of Time series what's the best place to stop?

    Right now

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Also if I ever want to start reading the Wheel of Time series what's the best place to stop?

    Right now

    Wow not even the first few books are worth it?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    Do not start reading the wheel of time series.

    if nothing else, let my waste of time with those books help save another from the same fate

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