I was willing to give this a five but it somehow fell short. Not too far short but there was a 'something' missing that was conspicuous by its, well, *laugh*, absence. I shall now peruse the reviews of others - I'm eager to find out what they think
a thief story set in a world filled with ancient artifacts. likeable protagonist, interesting setting, satisfying ending with enough main characters dying. cleans head of thoughts for the weekend, what else do you need.
An excellent debut for a promising new series and a good departure for those who are a bit tired of epic fantasy. This book follows the life of Locke Lamora, a professional thief. The structure of the book put me off a bit at first, since alternating sections were flashbacks to his early life, but only because the main storyline was so good. The book was a fun, enjoyable read. Think: a cross between a caper movie and a fantasy novel....Continua