Briar Wilkes’s father may be something of a saint to the criminal underclass living in this steampunk version of s Seattle, but she can never. Cherie Priest’s Hugo-nominated steampunk novel Boneshaker is a rollicking and energetic tale that seamlessly weaves together the two. Today’s feature is a custom audioslice of Boneshaker from Nebula award finalist Cherie Priest. And it’s not just because I wanted an excuse to.

Author: Kejas Tushicage
Country: Fiji
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 18 December 2011
Pages: 37
PDF File Size: 14.19 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.60 Mb
ISBN: 375-5-57156-198-6
Downloads: 36460
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Brazil


The airships were also good, even if under-utilized. If she kept the book short, she could get around her contract with Tor and publish with her employer, Subterranean.

Number 1 is never really in doubt. The steampunk aspect is grimy, cehrie, sooty, fiddly, weird and wonderful – all the things you would want from steampunk. I definitely got into it when all the zombie stuff took off, cool details there. In fact, it says little about love, which is the very heart of the story. Rudyfull name Alistair Mayhem Osterude, is the first person Zeke meets when he arrives in Seattle.

Add all of these things together, and you get what you see here in Boneshakera book that literally could not be written better than it currently is, which is why today it receives a perfect score of 10 among those who are already genre fans; but priext course, keep in mind that this definitely is a genre project when all is said and done, which is why its general score is a bit lower, because don’t forget that in order for priet book to score cherue the high 9s here at CCLaP, it must be able to transcend its intended audience and appeal to a large general crowd as well, which this book definitely does not.


He is bitten by rotters and left to turn by Zeke and Angeline.

Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest

Quite a few unanswered questions. View all 20 comments. Maybe because I managed to finish it and was actually ok with the ending? The books not got enough edge to risk killing either of the protags. Except before the debut, things go a little haywire and a bank or two is robbed instead, and a mysterious low-lying gas released into the local atmosphere. He takes Briar and Zeke out of the city, and as payment, is invited to loot the Blue house, an offer he accepts.

I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.

Paperbackpages. Priest’s language on the other hand feels completely right for the American Civil War setting and I found “Fiddlehead” and the other Clockwork Century stories to be completely immersive.

Oct 05, Dav rated it it was ok Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Pipe smoking is encouraged over there. Briar Boneshwker is a strong and amazing female protagonist, which says a lot for how far this genre has come, especially, when you look back on where its roots started: Zombies just aren’t clever.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review | Books | The Guardian

Briar Wilkes, widow lriest Leviticus Blue, eccentric inventor, searches for her teenage son, Zeke, in a walled-off section of Seattle, where a dangerous yellow gas shrouds the city, forcing the remaining inhabitants to live underground. Harold Bloom said, wiping blood from his face and wiping it on the sofa, “that was entirely unnecessary, but what HASN’T been? And that leads us to the third big thing Priest gets right here; that like so many of the best genre projects in history, she comes up with a grand mythology that cheerie the entire book and more, while still not getting lost in telling this one specific story.


And there’s far too much grit and gore. I think I was born 30 years too soon for steampunk, but I get it.

Mar 14, bonesha,er the convivial curmudgeon rated it did not like it Shelves: The sequels are already out, Clementine and Dreadnoughtbut I’m not planning on reading it. I realized while listening to Cherie talk and crack jokes that she is okay with that. Swakhammer is found unconscious and in critical condition by Briar.

Her son holds no grudge against her for this and they embrace. Usually I’m so attentive to details. In the meantime, you can read t My husband gave bojeshaker on this one when he got a hundred pages in, and felt nothing was happening.