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Your Turn: “The Lies of Locke Lamora” Read-A-Long, Week 2

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Wondering what’s going on here? we’re reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch on a five week schedule. Check the link for details – there’s even a slow-a-long for people who don’t have time/aren’t able to whiz through this fast! Something for everyone…

C’mon, you know you want to…

Ready? Take the jump with me and we’ll get into the questions for the week!

  1. Do you think Locke can pull off his scheme of playing a Midnighter who is working with Don Salvara to capture the Thorn of Camorr? I mean, he is now playing two roles in this game – and thank goodness for that costume room the Gentlemen Bastards have!
  2. Are you digging the detail the author has put into the alcoholic drinks in this story?
  3. Who is this mysterious lady Gentlemen Bastard Sabetha and what does she mean to Locke?
  4. Are you as creeped out over the use of Wraithstone to create Gentled animals as I am?
  5. I got a kick out of child Locke’s first meeting with Capa Barsavi and his daughter Nazca, which was shortly followed up in the story by Barsavi granting adult Locke permission to court his daughter! Where do you think that will lead? Can you see these two together?
  6. Capa Barsavi is freaked out over rumors of The Gray King and, in fact, we as readers are privy to a gruesome torture scene. The Gray King is knocking garristas off left and right. What do you think that means?
  7. In the Interlude: The Boy Who Cried for a Corpse, we learn that Father Chains owes an alchemist a favor, and that favor is a fresh corpse. He sets the boys to figuring out how to provide one, and they can’t ‘create’ the corpse themselves. How did you like Locke’s solution to this conundrum?

My answers in the comments…

Some of the fine folks joining us on this wild ride:

Here, Sir Scott is giving us background and whatever else he feels like sharing about what else went into the making of Locke Lamora – cool stuff, folks, cool stuff.

Glad to have you with us!

3 Comments on Your Turn: “The Lies of Locke Lamora” Read-A-Long, Week 2

  1. ohthatashley // March 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm //

    i will not torture you if you comment…

  2. Ashley, I want to see your answers! 😀

    I quite jealous of Locke’s false-facing abilities. slightly below average height, completely average look, it’s easy for him to look and sound like anyone. it must be nice to be so nondescript! And I’ll bet when you startle someone in the middle of the night in a darkened room, all they are going to see is the badge anyways.

    Barsavi is right to be freaked out by The Grey King. torture aside, Barsavi has a twisted set of morals when it comes to protecting his own people, whereas I don’t really think the Grey King does.

    I’ve been reading a bit ahead (not my fault! I can’t put this thing down!), and the further I get in the book, the more I fall in love all over again with the Sanzas!

  3. You guys are always copying Sword and Laser with your book picks. :p

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