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Near the end of the novel, Swakhammer is fatally shot by Minnericht after taking up arms against him, and his survival is unknown.

It may take me awhile, but eventually the constant chirp in the back of my brain makes me run and pick the damn thing up and just finish it. How could you go wrong? Um, the Bandwagon came by, and it wants its memes back.

Or maybe I liked a couple of the characters not the main oneseven though I didn’t get enough of them. Though it seemed weird to me that Briar called calling him Mr.

I almost stopped reading this book 20 pages in when I realized there was going to be zombies. That does sound quite silly. All Steampunk fans and anyone who likes to have fun while reading.


It was probably bonesjaker to b 1. Secondly the plot seems to meander a little, especially when the narrative is switched to Zeke’s point of view.

Usually I’m so attentive to details. He lurched across the room toward Bingley, whose back was facing him. As a result, he “accidentally” released Waiting for this book was better than reading it I was so excited to read this one – to try a great steampunk novel I read a few top ten lists, and this prkest made every one of them.

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He takes Briar into Seattle to find Zeke. While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a father.

I’ve never really bee Boneshaker is very different from other Steampunk books that I’ve read and enjoyed. Ok, I’ll scratch that as a complaint. Ezekiel Wilkes usually referred to as Zekeis one of the two main protagonists of the novel alongside his mother Briar. Jan 02, Wil Wheaton rated it it was amazing.


We follow Briar, his widow, and Ezekiel, his son. There’s nothing wrong with it, per seshe doesn’t have bad grammar or use awkward sentences. I’m probably the only person who didn’t love this book, and no doubt my complaints don’t make sense or seem ludicrous; the truth is, I haven’t been looking forward to writing this review and it’s been weeks since I finished it, but this is what stands out for me.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There were some nice tidbits about the larger world but I would h 2.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review

The whole reinvention of the Civil War is fascinating in theory. She is very afraid of Minnericht, but help leads the revolution against him near the end of the novel.

Personally, I find them to be the steampunk equivalent of the modern car chase, and usually use the time to go fix get a drink. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Steampunk, Zombies and Alternate History: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest – The Functional Nerds

Return to Book Page. After all, this is the particular fetishistic detail that fuels both steampunk and science-fiction in general, the delivering of stunning visions of technology that never was; and here Priest does a superlative job, not only with the grand scheme of things but all the way down to its gritty proest. I dug cherje Rotters, but I wanted more rot, more zombie madness, and more exploration of their potential ability to communicate and problem solve.

Rudy tells Zeke that he can lead him to his parent’s former house. The depth of this novel consists of being able to perceive that this is a tale about human corruption.

I was constantly thinking in the back of my mind I should just stop reading it, but finally pulled the plug this weekend when I was telling some friends about it and just could not make any justification for why I should keep reading it. Hurst said, adjusting himself on the sofa before falling back asleep.


Lucy O’Gunning is the owner of an underground bar called Maynard’s named for Briar’s father in Seattle. And this of course is where so many genre authors get things wrong, as seen again just last week for example in my review of Peter Crowther’s “Forever Twilight” series — that in their zeal to come up with a great concept to propel their book in general, they forget that an entire three-act storyline needs to be constructed out of that great concept too, leading to stories that often have huge gaping holes in their middles, giant hundred-page sections where literally nothing happens, as the characters essentially sit around having frivolous conversations as they wait for the next lever in that storyline’s Grand Concept to kick into gear.

For instance, as she tries to arrange passage over the wall to find her missing son: He is believed by the residents to be Dr. Well clearly I survived, but I do have to say that it takes a special book to turn steampunk and zombies into boredom. The characters are never really developed – it’s more an actiony-adventure type story, which could be fine, except it seemed like it almost wanted to be a deeper, more thoughtful story at times, it just never quite managed to be so.

She has other projects too: And there’s a very good reason for this; because this novel is perfector at least “perfect” as it’s defined within the narrow confines of what makes a genre project truly great. She talked candidly about how Boneshaker with its great cover artwork revived her career.