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The Bookman (The Bookman Histories #1) - Lavie Tidhar
The Bookman (The Bookman Histories #1)
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This edition of The Bookman is now out of print. The ebook (ISBN: 978-0-85766-035-0) and the omnibus edition The Bookman Histories (978-0-85766-299-6) are still available.LATE EXTRA!BOMB OUTRAGE IN LONDON!A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees -- there are bombs inside books, and... show more
This edition of The Bookman is now out of print. The ebook (ISBN: 978-0-85766-035-0) and the omnibus edition The Bookman Histories (978-0-85766-299-6) are still available.LATE EXTRA!BOMB OUTRAGE IN LONDON!A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees -- there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant cannon, he outdoes himself with an audacious attack.For young poet Orphan, trapped in the screaming audience, it seems his destiny is entwined with that of the shadowy terrorist, but how? His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan himself...Like a steam-powered take on V for Vendetta, rich with satire and slashed through with automatons, giant lizards, pirates, airships and wild adventure. The Bookman is the first of a series.File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate History! | Reptilian Royalty! | Diabolical Anarchists! | Extraordinary Adventure! ]
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780857660343 (0857660349)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 395
Edition language: English
Series: The Bookman Histories (#1)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 The Bookman, by Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman introduces us to a bold alternate world flavored by Western literature. I lost count of all the literary references in this tale about an orphan (called Orphan, for clarity) who suddenly becomes very interesting to the government and several revolutionary groups. On top of...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
For all the steampunk fantasy I've been recently, as well as traditional Western medieval fantasy, this was one that stood out as having its own voice, something to say about that genre, and that incorporated literature and intrigue in interesting ways. It's not a perfect book, but the voice of the ...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
3.0 The Bookman (The Bookman Histories, #1)
Although there were plenty of cool things going on in this book (a lot of things I liked quite a bit), and plenty of action scenes, I was never truly swept up in the adventure. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because the protagonist was more of a puppet than a character with any real agency. I do und...
brandonsears
brandonsears rated it
4.0 The Bookman
When I was a kid, there was this TV special that combined a lot of the more famous cartoon characters at the time. The special was used as a deterrent for kids to avoid drug and alcohol use. You had the likes of Alf, the Muppets and the Ninja Turtles teaming up with Bugs Bunny and others to stop a...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
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Rating: 3* of five The Book Report: Why have I been trying to do these myself? The book description from Amazon says:“A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees -- there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant c...
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