Gentlemen Bastards

Having recently finished all the published books in Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series, I felt that I had to write something to summarize the 3 books, as well as to give my general opinion of the series. A planned 7-book series, the first three books already released are The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006), Red…

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves (2013) is the third and latest installment in Scott Lynch‘s Gentleman Bastard series and picks up right where the second book, Red Seas Under Red Skies ends, give or take a few months. The start of The Republic of Thieves finds Locke and Jean in Lashain, recovering from their misadventures in Tal Verar…

The Last Books of 2014

It’s only November, but already I’ve surpassed the number of books I read last year. This year, same as last, I’ve set my goal of reading 50 books.  Last year I got up to 27 books, and this year, so far, I’ve read 32. I’m 18 books short of my goal, and though 32 is a…

Red Seas Under Red Skies

The Gentlemen Bastards (what’s left of them) are back in Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second installment of Scott Lynch‘s fantasy/sci-fi series.  Red Seas Under Red Skies finds Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen in the island-city of Tal Verrar 2 years after the events of the first book, with their biggest scheme yet. Their experiences…

Missing Person

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to French novelist Patrick Modiano, for “the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” The protagonist of his novel, Missing Person (Rue des Boutiques Obscures), suffers from amnesia and has completely forgotten his past,…