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What Billie read

I read ... all the time. Books, fan fiction, magazines; if it's printed (on paper, on a screen, on a wall), chances are I'll be found reading it at some point.

Currently reading

Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
Guy Deutscher
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

Lies of Locke Lamora (GollanczF.)

The Lies of Locke Lamora  - Scott Lynch Scott Lynch doesn't pull his punches.I think this is probably the best fantasy I've read since Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind. Locke's world is dark, grimey, and dangerous, but not entirely devoid of humour and nice moments. The book kept me up until 4AM reading, and I didn't think that much time had passed.I have some problems with this book, don't get me wrong -- a lot of things are left unexplained (maybe in the sequel, I don't know), most of the characters don't get that much character development. Especially the Sanza twins seemed so much like the comical twin trope, and that's a huge waste in my eyes -- they could've done with much more depth. Then again, that'd just have made me feel all that much more attached to them, so maybe it's good that didn't happen. :/ A few other things -- the thing with Locke's name, the deus-ex-"oh NOW I remember" at Raven's Reach in the end, and a few more -- didn't convince me completely, but I'm definitely going to read the sequel.In ways of world-building, style, and fun, this absolutely deserves five stars. :)