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Robert Jackson Bennett

Autor(a) de City of Stairs

18+ Works 8,257 Membros 572 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Bennett at the 2017 Texas Book Festival


Obras de Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs (2014) 1,987 cópias
Foundryside (2018) 1,778 cópias
City of Blades (2016) 791 cópias
American Elsewhere (2013) 713 cópias
City of Miracles (2017) 618 cópias
Shorefall (2020) 613 cópias
Mr. Shivers (2010) 413 cópias
The Tainted Cup (2024) 348 cópias
Locklands (2022) 295 cópias
The Troupe (2012) 274 cópias
The Company Man (2011) 193 cópias
Vigilance (2019) 140 cópias
The Divine Cities Trilogy (2018) 61 cópias
In the Shadows of Men (2020) 22 cópias

Associated Works

Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s (2011) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 46 • March 2014 (2014)algumas edições9 cópias
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2012 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Bennett, Robert Jackson
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Locais de residência
Austin, Texas, USA
University of Texas
speculative fiction writer



Still holds up on the 2nd read, I missed this book! Need to write a full review.
escapinginpaper | outras 88 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
New Robert Jackson Bennett book snuck out right under my radar and I'm not okay/can you guess where I'm going as soon as payday hits tomorrow??
escapinginpaper | outras 28 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
This was a refreshing take on a murder mystery, with quite a bit more fantasy woven in than I had anticipated. It definitely took my full attention to keep up with the world building as well as the mystery, but the characters are great and the plot is exciting and puzzling (in a good way). Excited to see this is the start of a series.
KallieGrace | outras 28 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
When the key starts talking, I hear a stand-up comedian. Something in between Eddie Murphy and the crustacean in that Disney movie with the Ariel story minus the death and sadness. Keeping in mind that the key in question is an ancient sentient artifact, and that the world in which it exist is a mix between Renaissance Venice and Ayn Rand's idea of heaven with magic, I hope you'll forgive me for putting the book down, kinda forever (no, I am not honest here. If I find a hardcover copy for free, I may use it to prop my tablet.)
I should have seen it coming. The walled, guarded waterfront from where nobody could escape short of a daring, dangerous, ingenious master plan going perfectly... Oh look she threw a magic version of a bomb in the yard and, of course, all the guards including their cunning, famous boss run to the explosion, leaving the entrance, well, unguarded. After the boss himself had heard something suspect in the SAFE vault. Yeah sure, Jane. This was the second scene of the first chapter. I should never have made it to the part with the talking key.
A pity, though. The idea of industrialised magic based on reality overwriting was extremely cool, which is why I kept reading after noticing:
- the juvenile use of language
- the improbable plot-solving mechanisms (see bombs in the yard) already abundant in the first ten pages (whoa)
- the total lack of flesh on the bones of the setting: we are TOLD that the city looks like this and that, never SHOWN
- the Katniss-copycat heroine (aaaargh). Sorry guys, I grew up reading adult literature since I was too young to do a lot of other things, even by problematic teenager standards. No YA in this house.

That key talking like that, though, was too much. I give in. What a waste.
… (mais)
Elanna76 | outras 88 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |


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