Open your books and go – let’s discuss the questions for week one:
- If this is your first time reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, what do you think of it so far? If this is a re-read for you, how does the book stand up to re-reading?
- At last count, I found three timelines: (a) Locke as a 20-something adult, (b) Locke meeting Father Chains for the first time, and (c) Locke as a younger child in Shades Hill. How are you doing with the flashback-within-a-flashback style of introducing characters and the world?
- Speaking of the world, what do you think of Camorr and Lynch’s world building?
- Father Chains and the death offering…quite the code of honor for thieves, isn’t it? What kind of person do you think Chains is going to mold Locke into?
- It’s been a while since I read this, and I’d forgotten how much of the beginning of the book is pure setup for the characters, the plot, and the world. Generally speaking, do you prefer setup and world building done this way, or do you prefer to be thrown into the deep end with what’s happening?
- If you’ve already started attempting to pick the pockets of your family members — or even thought about it — raise your hand!
You go first with your answers, with one exception: I suspect that my cats are reading over my shoulder. One bit me, and my opposite pocket was suddenly lighter – there’s something about that teamwork that reminds me of something…
These fine blogs also have discussions going on:
- Little Red Reviewer, who bears some responsibility for this
- My Awful Reviews
- At Darkcargo Explorer, those who are reading more slowly or reading the audiobook might like what they find!
- Here, Sir Scott gives us a brief look at the birth of Locke Lamora.
In this week’s read-a-long- bonus, we find out about Other Roads Not Taken – who and what Locke and the crew could have been.
Is your blog participating? Tell me about it…
My list making is a bit like Locke’s truth telling, maybe – not so good- but next week, a more comprehensive list of participating blogs!