Posted on 2012-08-17 17:01:42

Excited for Gentleman Bastard Series

Beacuse of a bad review, that insinuated book reviewers get paid to write well about Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora, I decided to start reading the Gentleman Bastard Series.

The first lines of the review:

Just like everyone else, I am rather suspicious of hype. As soon as I hear something is the best new thing ever I start to wonder what's wrong with it. Sometimes, as in the case of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the praise seems warranted. Far more often I want to know how the reviewer was bribed to tell me such lies. Which brings me to The Lies of Locke Lamora, a book awash in buildup. There's a movie deal and already a fair number of foreign rights deals, and the buzz surrounding it seems determined to convince us that it will be a best-selling novel.

I loved Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. That book started too slow for me, the first time I tried reading it. I stopped after a few chapters. A few years passed, and a number of painful experiences, I had nothing else to read and decided to give it another go. The review at the back of the book had so much promise. To say I wasn't disappointed was an understatement.

And I'm at the beginning of Lies of Locke Lamora. It's the part of the story where you feel you are just walking towards the mountain where the actual adventure will actually take place, and you take your first step going up. You look up and you see the mountain ahead of you. From this vantage point, yes, it is exciting. The game adventure is afoot.