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.
If you still have the CD of files I made for that game somewhere and feel like sending me a copy, that’d be an eye-opener for me. I no longer have any of that stuff.
Man…if it’s like the Thieves Game, I’d like to read it too. And Will, I’m pretty sure I know where my copy of the CD is. Lemme see If I can dig it up. (So to speak.)
I’d play a game set in this world. In a heartbeat. Lynch’s worldbuilding is stellar.
Some days it’s a good thing to have nothing.
Nice blog, asshole.