The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora

By Scott Lynch

  • Release Date: 2006-06-27
  • Genre: Epic
  • Book: The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 536 Ratings)

The Lies of Locke Lamora Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Lies of Locke Lamora is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Tyrion Lannister + Kvothe = Locke Lamora

    By The Thankful Fan
    This book was fantastic. Lynch does a great job of making you invested in his plots and his characters. For me, having read ASOIAF and The Kingkiller Chronicles before reading this, I feel Locke Lamora’s character is like Tyrion and Kvothe all rolled into one. I enjoyed the flow of this book’s magic system, and history. Present day Camorri society is the initial focus, but as the book progresses, Lynch opens up this world to the reader through flashbacks and asides. Also this books hilarious, and gritty at times. I loved it, and I’m excited to start Book 2: “Red Skies Under Red Seas”.
  • Well defined new world, riveting story

    By GatorPMHNP
    Fantastically created and completely spell binding. I'm buying the sequel right now.
  • Great read

    By mburshteyn
    Engaging and thrilling.
  • Good, not great

    By tas237
    I heard a lot of great things about this book, and to be fair, my expectations may have been too high. This is still a decent story. However, I had two big issues which detracted from enjoyment. First, was the excessive wordiness of the author that, at times, felt amateurish. Second, an ending which seemed rushed and conveniently handled. Those things meant to feel like surprises were underwhelming, not surprising, & left me saying, "that's it?". Based off the average, mundane feeling I was left with at the ending, I don't think I'd read another book from this author.
  • Serious readers will love this!

    By RedRandAlThor
    If you enjoy reading 1000+ (printed) page fantasy, you will love this. Smart, fun, witty, and irreverent...If you devour lengthy fantasy series’ you will be satisfied by this read for sure. I have only read this first book, thus far, yet am confident that the remainder will be solid. The reveiws I've read about the remainder of the series bolster my confidence. Read and enjoy!
  • Not the best

    By Fanofbook
    Not the best book i have read to bad
  • A book of truly evil genius

    By DD1234567
    Great book, the characters bend morality with gleeful abandon and you can't help rooting for these "heroes"(?). Besides the main storyline there are a lot of small unanswered statements and loose threads that make it seem like there is a much bigger story coming. Really looking forward to the next installments
  • This is a great adventure story.

    By MyDarnSnakeLegs
    These gentlemen are fun to read about.
  • Five stars

    By pip0478
    I absolutely loved this book. It was fun to read from beginning to end. Do yourself a favor and read it immediately.
  • Fantastic

    By dewber23
    Surprisingly engaging and well-paced for a first time author. Very polished introduction to a pseudo-historical epic series. Great character development, while fast moving--the story never gets bogged down in background.

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