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Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Autor(a) de Pashazade

33+ Works 4,176 Membros 118 Críticas 18 Favorited

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Obras por Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Pashazade (2001) — Autor — 588 exemplares
Effendi (2002) 414 exemplares
Stamping Butterflies (2004) 387 exemplares
9Tail Fox (2005) 352 exemplares
Felaheen (2003) 349 exemplares
The Fallen Blade (2011) 339 exemplares
End of the World Blues (2006) 338 exemplares
redRobe (2002) 264 exemplares
Remix (1999) 253 exemplares
Lucifer's Dragon (1998) 178 exemplares
The Last Banquet (2013) 141 exemplares
Moskva (2016) 121 exemplares
The Outcast Blade (2012) 109 exemplares
The Exiled Blade (2013) 81 exemplares
Arabesk (2001) 67 exemplares
NeoAddix (1997) 66 exemplares
Nightfall Berlin (2018) 61 exemplares
Island Reich (2021) 27 exemplares
Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (2011) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Arctic Sun (2023) 6 exemplares
Kingdom of Silence (2020) 4 exemplares
Empereur de L'Ouest 2 exemplares
The Crack Angel (2008) 2 exemplares
Duke's Blade, The 1 exemplar
Moskva (2018) 1 exemplar
Chicago 1 exemplar
Takeover 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Time Pieces (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Bitten Word (2010) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco (2013) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Grimwood, Jon David Giles Courtenay
Outros nomes
Grimwood, Jonathan
Grimwood, Jack
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Valletta, Malta
Locais de residência
Valletta, Malta
Southeast Asia
England, UK
Jahore, Malaysia
Baker, Sam (spouse)
The Guardian
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (2009)
Mic Cheetham



It is a pity the alternate-history flavor didn't come through stronger in this story. Still, it presented an interesting set of characters, an exotic location, and a decent enough mystery. It holds up better than its sequel, "Effendi"
Treebeard_404 | 11 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I had a small amount of trouble truly getting into this book. I'm not sure if for whatever reason my brain just could not grasp all the different characters, or if there was just too much going on at once for me to follow properly, but I found myself constantly having to refer back to the 'Character List' in the front in order to remember who was who. Who was beholden to who, who held what position, etc.

There was also the matter that other then Tycho and Guiletta, the characters all seemed to have the same 'voice'. Its told in third person limited, but there wasn't much to distinguish one viewpoint from another. They all sort of bled into each other in a confusing manner.

Moving back to the confusion I felt regarding the characters and remembering their various allegiances, some of that stemmed from the fact few of the characters seemed to be truly tied to one faction or the other. Everyone was running so many agendas and schemes, most of which crossed each other and interfered with each other, it was hard to keep the lines straight. I eventually resorted to keeping a running list of everyone's actions, but even then it became a long winded chart.

Where Grimwood really shone was in his depiction of Venice and the time period. Many times I could almost feel the decadence and filth that Grimwood meticulously details of the canals, streets and palaces. The intrigues of the families and parishes, the various types of people and stations of life, they came alive. The narrative though doesn't let the reader figure out very much on their own. A mystery, or secret, is introduced, some clues are strewn about, but almost immediately things become obvious. There's very little sustained tension.
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lexilewords | 17 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Es el siglo XV y Venecia está en la cima de su poder. En esta ciudad, mezcla de opulencia y hedor a cloaca, aparece el primer vampiro en Europa, setenta años antes que Drácula.
Atilo, el jefe de los Assassini del duque Marco, descubre a un muchacho agachado sobre un hombre al que acaba de matar. La velocidad a la que huye el muchacho le asombra. Y Atilo sabe que tiene que encontrarlo, no para matarlo, sino porque finalmente ha encontrado a alguien digno de ser su aprendiz.
Natt90 | Jan 11, 2023 |
Another science fiction book that reads more like fantasy, with a mystery spine. There were a couple of things I didn't like--the copyediting in Chapter One almost made me put the book down, with all the plurals with apostrophes, and Bobby gets way too much gratuitous tail--but the plot itself kept my interest.

On the other hand, any book with a crackhead kitten gets bonus points for weirdness. I'd actually rate it 3 1/2 if I could.
villyard | 11 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2022 |



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