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PostSubject: Books about Thieves and similar stuff   Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:12 pm

Our library - info under logo!


Let´s make some library with books about thieves & robberies & stories.
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PostSubject: Re: Books about Thieves and similar stuff   Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Ok i tryed to begin..

I hope this books will be about stuff which can be interesting for Council of Shadows
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PostSubject: Re: Books about Thieves and similar stuff   Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:35 pm

The Lies of Locke Lamora

From Publishers Weekly

Life imitates art and art scams life in Lynch's debut, a picaresque fantasy that chronicles the career of Locke Lamora—orphan, thief and leader of the Gentlemen Bastards—from the time the Thiefmaker sells Locke to the faking Eyeless Priest up to Locke's latest con of the nobility of the land of Camorr. As in any good caper novel, the plot is littered with obvious and not-so-obvious obstacles, including the secret police of Camorr's legendary Spider and the mysterious assassinations of gang leaders by the newly arrived Gray King. Locke's resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all. The villain holds the best moral justification of any of the players. Lynch provides plenty of historical and cultural information reminiscent of new weirdists Steven Erikson and China Miéville, if not quite as outré. The only drawback is that the realistic fullness of the background tends to accentuate the unreality of the melodramatic foreground.

Btw: I bought this book few days ago.. Book have in my country 482 pages so it looks like pretty long story.. Just have time to read study

Here is picture of book



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PostSubject: Re: Books about Thieves and similar stuff   Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:59 pm

Jack of Shadows


First review from amazon

In this novel, Zelazny takes on a number of themes and situations and subverts them all through an allusive, elliptical style that allows multiple interpretations. The title character is a man who is constantly between extremes - he's the master of shadow, in itself an intermediary between light (which in this book governs the world's `scientific half') and darkness (which governs the `magical half'). All the dichotomies Zelazny juggles with - light and darkness, science and magic, good and evil, etc. - are always part of the same whole, and the fact that both parts are usually seen as mutually exclusive fuels many of this book's episodes and produces some tension. Throughout the novel, hints are scattered about Jack's double life as a magus and semi-god in the darkness, and as a teacher in the light; meanwhile, Jack faces adversaries representative of light (elaborate machines) and of darkness (strange creatures), and he uses both technological knowledge and magical incantations during his quest. The book is another kind of initiatory voyage, since Jack has been there before but still must go through several challenges, and in the toughest of them he is often confronted with himself - either when put in a chamber of mirrors or when discussing with his own soul. His quest is ultimately a complex quest of self-discovery.

Second review from amazon
A truly unique world, as complete as Tolkien's Middle Earth in a long short story. I read this when it first was published in two parts in a sci-fi magazine and was delighted when it came out in book form. Shadow Jack, the thief, is beheaded at the games for eying the HellsFlame, the bride price for Evene of the Castle Holding. He awakes naked and whole in the Dung Pits of Glye, as all dark-siders do, and must make his was back and avoid his arch-enemy, The Lord of the Bats. What a ride! He conquers the world, then destroys it and himself. Or does he? The Arts, the vampire rock, and MorningStar chained at Everdawn, a half-world of light, reason, and technology, a half-world of darkness, magic, and myth. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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*Btw: Some pictures will be added soon
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