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An elegant dance with wit and artfully crafted prose for intelligent fans of intrigue and novel fantasy.
on June 15, 2014
Lynch is good. Really good. At this stage in the game all the Gentleman Bastards are as familiar as the high school chums you hung out with, and you laugh and cry at their life experiences as you would for those you've come to love. His dialogue and banter between his characters is florid, bright, and intelligently tempered wit that makes one aspire to actually rediscover the lost art of conversation out here in the real world. I marvel at his ability to bring feasts alive with concoctions both bizarre and tantalizing - just imagine an episode of "Chopped" with unlimited ingredients, chefs on acid, and heaping portions of imagination - and you might come close to Lynch's menus. The only detractor for me - and it's purely a matter of personal taste - is the language associated with the play. Fans of the great Bard of Avon will be thrilled, but delving into an almost Elizabethan tongue brought back horrible memories for me of advanced 9th grade English and lengthy, painful recitations of Romeo and Juliet. The craftsmanship of the language of the play is laudable and admirable, I simply felt it a bit heavy for my rather unsophisticated palate. That being said, I am a fan and highly recommend Lynch's work to those who love a tale that will sweep you across a wide gamut of thrill, romance, intrigue and adventure. Bravo, sir.