Archive for April, 2008

Drafts delivered and a ripping good yarn

Posted in Life, Speculative Fiction, Uncategorized on April 9, 2008 by Matt

So I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA lately – between finishing edits on Powerless and watching the unbearable cuteness that is my son I have had little time to blog.

But I have been reading and man it’s a good one. The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of those door-stopper sized fantasy novels that intimidate 98 pound readers like me. But I am about 400 pages through it so far and I am loving every page. No “chosen one” farmboys here, no axe-wielding orcs and Scottish dwarves or boy wizards – just good old fashioned skullduggery! Think Ocean’s Eleven set in a fantastical Venice filled with wit and adventure. The writing is superb. The story is absolutely engrossing.

What a great read. (so far, if the ending blows I’ll find Scott Lynch and hammer him to death with this twenty-pound monster)