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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2015, 12:05:44 AM »
Oh it's definitely like a religion to them, its a pretty blatant symbol with their mentor playing as a priest when his real life is like a religious leader to his disciples, they live in a temple after all. :P

But yea idk if you've got to that interlude in particular, but Father Chains' story about the Capa's Carpet always stuck in my mind, it's a pretty much nail on metaphor for that book, as well as being a great little parable.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2015, 12:07:17 AM »
Oh it's definitely like a religion to them, its a pretty blatant symbol with their mentor playing as a priest when his real life is like a religious leader to his disciples, they live in a temple after all. :P

But yea idk if you've got to that interlude in particular, but Father Chains' story about the Capa's Carpet always stuck in my mind, it's a pretty much nail on metaphor for that book, as well as being a great little parable.

I'm quite a Bastard Nerd.
Me too. Read Lies about 16 times. My Scott Lynch signed copy is one of my most treasured possessions. There's one spot of the book that always makes me cry, without fail.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2015, 12:53:45 AM »
All D&D has thieves, so many people choose them for a favourite character and the Gentlemen Bastards are a highpoint in thiefdom. A dedicated way of life, as in a religion, but for the sheer exhilarating joy of daring and succeeding. Same zest for stealing as Eli Monpress, but not as a lone wolf instead as a smoothly organised team. Gang of thieves seems too demeaning for Locke and co.

Fell for this cover instantly, not at all a usual consideration, but wish I could hang a print of this at home. -



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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2015, 01:04:27 AM »
Yea I saw that amazing cover, the amazing title and that it was about thieves called Gentleman Bastards and I bought it instantly :P

I really like this cover too as well though.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2015, 01:17:19 AM »
Yea I saw that amazing cover, the amazing title and that it was about thieves called Gentleman Bastards and I bought it instantly :P

I really like this cover too as well though.

I've got the original US mumps cover, which everyone else seems to hate, but I kind of like. It will not be forever treasured because Scott very kindly signed it and personalised it for me at Worldcon 2014 after a very entertaining hour or so just chatting myself and a bunch of other fans about the books and other things. The meeting was briefly interrupted by Pat Rothfuss making faces behind Scott's back until Scott chased him away muttering dire threats about the fate of his beard when he releases another book in 2026.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2015, 03:58:11 AM »
Oh it's definitely like a religion to them, its a pretty blatant symbol with their mentor playing as a priest when his real life is like a religious leader to his disciples, they live in a temple after all. :P

But yea idk if you've got to that interlude in particular, but Father Chains' story about the Capa's Carpet always stuck in my mind, it's a pretty much nail on metaphor for that book, as well as being a great little parable.

I'm quite a Bastard Nerd.
Me too. Read Lies about 16 times. My Scott Lynch signed copy is one of my most treasured possessions. There's one spot of the book that always makes me cry, without fail.

16?!?! I'm not sure I'm in double figures with any book.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2015, 05:40:29 AM »
Oh it's definitely like a religion to them, its a pretty blatant symbol with their mentor playing as a priest when his real life is like a religious leader to his disciples, they live in a temple after all. :P

But yea idk if you've got to that interlude in particular, but Father Chains' story about the Capa's Carpet always stuck in my mind, it's a pretty much nail on metaphor for that book, as well as being a great little parable.

I'm quite a Bastard Nerd.
Me too. Read Lies about 16 times. My Scott Lynch signed copy is one of my most treasured possessions. There's one spot of the book that always makes me cry, without fail.

16?!?! I'm not sure I'm in double figures with any book.
I've done Red Seas about 13 times. I don't know of many others that I'd be into double figures with, though. The Hobbit and some of the Moomin books, possibly A Christmas Carol by Dickens.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastards books
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2015, 10:58:26 AM »
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