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.

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But I really didn’t enjoy the experience of reading it much at all and I’m glad it’s over. There’s ptiest be guns and some big old explosions.

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Yet to combat that this is not the fastest paced novel and readers should be aware when diving into this text. But, his character may need to ripen before he is quite like his mom. My second issue is the view spoiler [lack of control either of them have over their grand adventure.

It seems as if the book started with bonesaker purpose in mind–finding the truth about Leviticus Blue–and the zombies became the rouse for Priest to change tactics halfway through the book.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review

Or toilet breaks for that matter? He is believed by ccherie residents to be Dr. Whenever the residents displease him, he sets rotters upon them. I love the idea of a walled up city infested by zombies as well as the culture of those that stayed behind to live off of what was left, the Doornails.

It startled her, but there was nothing salacious about the gesture so she didn’t flinch away from it. Harold Bloom said, wiping blood from his face and wiping it on the sofa, “that was entirely unnecessary, but what HASN’T been?


In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. It’s not what I want when reading science fiction or speculative fiction.

I read somewhere that this is the first of a planned trilogy, but I doubt I’ll continue unless I hear really good things about the follow-up. There’s nothing actually wrong with the writing except for the too-free use of climactic standalone sentences ; it just is too much like the mindless, formulaic writing that pervades genre fiction and makes me more and more jaded.

Years later the novel opens with an introduction to Briar Wilkes, a woman connected to the past Boneshaker incident. Science fictionalternate history. The trouble is, zombies have boneshzker bored me.


Redemption being shown through how Briar sets off, lovingly, to look for her son. A battle breaks out between Minnericht’s men and Swakhammer, Lucy, and the Indian princess. He is kind-hearted and protective, and is one of the best fighters in the novel, if not the best.

The very definition of a literary subgenre, steampunk tales fit not only within the general category of science-fiction in that the storylines usually hinge on technology that has not yet been inventedbut then bury this uninvented technology within a past bonesbaker never was, usually th Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

Give me a break. This book didn’t totally suck. Priest herself is quite the prose stylist, she often comes up with clever turns of phrase and lyrical descriptions. Zeke makes his way into the walled city, determined to find his parents’ old house on the hill and discover something that will redeem Levi Blue in the eyes and minds of the population of Seattle.

Apr 16, Apatt rated it really liked it Shelves: The only thing I did sort of care about is the fate of Swahkhammer, which we’re left not knowing.


Jun 10, carol. Unfortunately for Boneshaker it is the book I read immediately after Margaret Atwood’s wonderful Oryx and Crakepriset book it has virtually nothing in common with apart from the author’s gender.

I dug the dirigibles, and for once there was enough time with the Skypirates to fulfill my desire. In any case Boneshaker is the first consciously steampunk book I ever read. I liked the set up of this steampunk story and I thought the characters were well developed especially Briar who I thought was great. And I never really connected with them, so didn’t much care.

May god have mercy on Cherie Priest’s soul. Nov 07, Miranda Reads rated it it was ok Shelves: And there’s far too much grit and gore. Commence the Scooby Do-ing.

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

Hurst said, drifting slowly in and out of consciousness. Then there’s the horror blend – the zombies. Briar Wilkes Blue is one of the two main protagonists of the novel, alongside her son Ezekiel. When she learns what he has done, Briar – a hardened, taciturn woman who slaves away at the water mains and endures endless “blue” taunts – follows him in, determined to rescue him.

The setting was vividly described and rich in details. There are Zombies in this novel? Lucky Leviticus Blue wins the contest that follows and in a short amount of time, creates Dr. Like, where does the inner boneshakeg get the coal that they need to keep the furnaces going constantly?