Based on all the raving reviews, I had purchased The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I started the book, but could never get past the first chapter, so I shelved it. After being thoroughly disappointed with Into the Fire, I didn’t want to invest in another book, so I decided to pull Locke Lamora off the shelf. There were some sections that I felt were too descriptive, but the strategy involved with Locke’s thievery made for an interesting read- I did purchase the second book. I hope some of the more wordy passages get tightened up. If you’re willing to skim read some of the longer descriptions, or you’re into a lot of descriptions, this is a good book to pick up.