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Last Call - Tim Powers
Last Call
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Enchantingly dark and compellingly real, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call is a masterpiece of magic realism from critically acclaimed author Tim Powers. Set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas, Last Call tells the story of a one-eyed professional gambler who... show more
Enchantingly dark and compellingly real, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call is a masterpiece of magic realism from critically acclaimed author Tim Powers. Set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas, Last Call tells the story of a one-eyed professional gambler who discovers that he was not the big winner in a long-ago poker game . . . and now must play for the highest stakes ever as he searches for a way to win back his soul.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380728466 (038072846X)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Fault Lines (#1)
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bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
3.0 Playing a forced hand
Last Call by Tim Powers Book Reaction (not a full review) Last Call is a weird little alternate history that mixes poker with tarot. My ability to enjoy this book was probably impeded by the fact that the last time I played poker was in the fifth grade (we played for mechanical pencils), and ba...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
4.0
Former professional poker player Scott Crane's life is falling apart, having just lost his wife and been on a beer binge, when aspects of his past have come back to haunt him. Specifically, a bizarre card game twenty years before where he may have lost his soul. But what do his foster father and f...
Tesseract Thoughts
Tesseract Thoughts rated it
5.0
One of my favorite Powers books. Great story set in Las Vegas with lots of real-world-mysticism and some history of the city to boot. Based on legends of a Fisher King, and uses the chaos and luck surrounding vegas in new and unusual ways. (When the smoke at a poker table pools towards the middle an...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Twenty years ago, the main character lost his soul in a game of cards. To prevent his foster sister from suffering as well, he enters into a battle for godlike power—literally. He and many others race across the country trying to become the new embodiment of the legendary personas that guide humanit...
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