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The Lies of Locke Lamora  - Scott Lynch

Sweet babies, this is one of the most entertaining and interesting books I've ever read.


Read the short blurb for the basics:  Locke Lamora is an orphan who is sold into the priesthood of a thief-god.  He learns a lot (and I mean *a lot*) forms his own gang (the Gentleman Bastards), and proceeds to become the biggest swindler ever.   A lot of reviews liken this book to Ocean's Eleven, and it's not unfair to say so.  There is an amazingly convoluted heist taking place in a Reconnaissance style world with very complete, world building, magical systems and society.


There's lots of cussing, lots of political shenanigans, lots of twists and turns, and lots of good times.   It's a solid book with a couple of WTF/HolyPoops! moments.  It's very much non-PG, but not offensive, at the same time.  I'm in love with pretty much all of the characters, even the "bad" guys.


It's really sad, really hilarious, and really fun.   One of the book world's best roller coasters.