So here I am, filing away paperwork like a good little cog, when I get a comment from EireDuck, the creator of the book quiz. I blogged about that here.
So I did what any good cog would do. I took the quiz. Things have changed in a year. Post your new books here!
You’re A People’s History of the United States!
by Howard Zinn
After years of listening to other peoples’ lies, you decided you’ve
had enough. Now you’re out to tell it like it is, with all the gory details and nothing
left out. Instead of respecting leaders, you want to know what the common people have to
offer. But this revolution still has a long way to go, and you’re not against making a
little profit while you wait. Honesty is your best policy.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Sorry folks, I got nothing today. Absolutely nothing.
Unless, of course, I talk about this new book I’m reading.
I was told to read this The Lies of Locke Lamora by two people. I trust their taste in fiction, even if one of them has a tendency to taunt me with particularly gruesome (and depressing) scenes.
I’m about a third of the way through the book. It reminds me of a game that Will once ran. The much loved–but ill-fated–Thieves Game. Skulduggery, con men, thieves all set in a beautifully executed fantasy world. I’ve been on a con man/glib talker kick in fiction for at least five years now. I think it has become a preferred aspect of the fiction I read.
In the eighty pages I’ve read, Lynch has managed to create and describe a wonderfully detailed setting: Camorr, a rich and diverse city teaming with merchants, peasants, nobles and thieves. Our protagonist, Locke, is clever and nimble, but thus far not particular adept at fighting. He’s the trickster, not the warrior.
All in all, I’d rather be reading the book than blogging or working…which I have to get back to now.