Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Locke Lamora Read-Along Bonus #4

Scott Lynch continues the series of articles about his first novel The Lies of Locke Lamora.  In this piece he writes very frankly on the elements of the novel he thinks could be better than they are:
I think the most obvious structural incongruity in The Lies of Locke Lamora is that the interlude chapters, which start out as fully-developed narrative episodes, inelegantly transition to historical lectures and omniscient anecdotes. While I'd argue that most of them are still very relevant, and a couple are even essential, there's really no reason I couldn't (with a little more reflection) have made them in-universe infodumps rather than Voice of God. They could have easily been stories or lessons from Father Chains; a little diligent framing on my part and the incongruity would have been ironed smooth. Alas.
Very interesting stuff.

Full article: HERE

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