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Smoke Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found Here The Laws Of Smoke Are Complex Not Every Lie Will Trigger It A Fleeting Thought Of Evil May Pass Unseen A Fib, An Excuse, A Piece Of Flattery Next Thing You Know Its Smell Is In Your Nose There Is No Hateful Smell In The World Than The Smell Of Smoke England A Century Ago, Give Or Take A Few YearsAn England Where People Who Are Wicked In Thought Or Deed Are Marked By The Smoke That Pours Forth From Their Bodies, A Sign Of Their Fallen State The Aristocracy Do Not Smoke, Proof Of Their Virtue And Right To Rule, While The Lower Classes Are Drenched In Sin And Soot An England Utterly Strange And Utterly Real An Elite Boarding School Where The Sons Of The Wealthy Are Groomed To Take Power As Their Birthright Teachers With Mysterious Ties To Warring Political Factions At The Highest Levels Of Government Three Young People Who Learn Everything They Ve Been Taught Is A Lie Knowledge That Could Cost Them Their Lives A Grand Estate Where Secrets Lurk In Attic Rooms And Hidden Laboratories A Love Triangle A Desperate Chase Revolutionaries And Secret Police Religious Fanatics And Coldhearted Scientists Murder A London Filled With Danger And Wonder A Tortured Relationship Between A Mother And A Daughter, And A Mother And A Son Unexpected Villains And Unexpected Heroes Cool Reason Versus Passion Rich Versus Poor Right Versus Wrong, Though Which Is Which Isn T Clear This Is The World Of Smoke, A Narrative Tour De Force, A Tale Of Dickensian Intricacy And Ferocious Imaginative Power, Richly Atmospheric And Intensely Suspenseful


About the Author: Dan Vyleta

Born to Czech emigre parents, Dan Vyleta is an inveterate migrant who has lived in Germany, Canada, the USA and the UK Dan s debut novel Pavel I gathered immediate international acclaim and was translated into eight languages His second novel, The Quiet Twin, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize his third, The Crooked Maid, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and winner of the J.I Segal Award His writing has been compared to works by Greene, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Hitchcock, Nabokov, Murnau and Grass, giving him some modicum of hope that he has found a voice all his own When not reading or writing novels, Dan Vyleta watches cop shows, or listens to CDs from his embarrassingly large collection of Jazz albums.



10 thoughts on “Smoke

  1. says:

    DNF 50%This book has a fascinating premise Part historical fiction, part paranormal dystopia, it imagines a Victorian world where sin is visible in the form of an ugly smoke that leaks directly from a person s body Imagine it your anger, lust and shame displayed for the world to see.The beginning opens in a rich, upper class boys boarding school near Oxford And, at firs


  2. says:

    This is a dark atmospheric and imaginative dystopian novel that feels intensely like a world that is Victorian and Dickensian This is society divided by Smoke which marks the poor, whose clothes and bodies are clearly marked by soot and smoke The rich and powerful use it as an instrument of power and control The well off do not smoke either through discipline or through under


  3. says:

    Smoke is stunning and sublime A piece of fiction like this does not come along very often This is a firm favourite of mine now forever Totally adored it I m stunned by so many low reviews Truly.This book has the most fascinating plot Quite simply your sin shows to the world as soot, smoke, grime on your body and clothes Thinking something bad about the person you are with Careful y


  4. says:

    Smoke , by Dan Vyleta was bloody marvelous From the first line in the book Thomas, Thomas Wake up, which did grab my attention to the very last sentence of the book I m still smiling ear to ear, but I m not dishing out this line ,I had a BLAST OF FUN hanging out with the teenagers, Charlie, Thomas, and Livia all of noble birth There is adventure, dystopia adventure , mystery, rich vs the


  5. says:

    This is a novel in which I admired what the author was trying to do I appreciated his vision and cleverness of story but ultimately, this is a flawed book and it didn t completely work for me Smoke is set in Victorian England, but it s a revised version Characters in this world show their sin by smoke So if you have sinful thoughts or deeds, different colors of smoke will rise from you, and ev


  6. says:

    I received this on a read to review basis from NetGalley Thank you to the author, Dan Vyleta, and the publisher,Harper Collins, for this opportunity.Smoke is the name for the physical transmutation that appears on a person s body and clothing as a physical sign of their internal sin Whether in thought or deed, the sinners are marked for society to judge by the severity of the smoke that marks their


  7. says:

    The concept of this book was very intriguing It deals with a world in which you literally start smoking when you sin In other words, sin is very visible, and at school you are taught to try and hide your sins It s exactly at a school that we meet our two main characters, Thomas and Charlie Circumstances, however, lead them away from school one Christmas, and that s where the story really takes off I reall


  8. says:

    One of the benefits of a cross country airline flight is a lot of sitting without other distractions competing for your time Without a back and forth trip this weekend, I m not sure how long it would have taken me to finish this book.I should start by saying that upon reflection, I m not sure this is really the book for me however, I think a lot of people will love it Smoke tells the alternate history version o


  9. says:

    I loved Dan Vyleta s previous novels, particularly, The Quiet Twin, a dark, historical mystery, and so was thrilled to have the chance to review his latest offering Smoke, is a very different novel to his previous work, but will hopefully bring him a whole new audience, which has to be a good thing.The novel begins at a prestigious boys boarding school in an alternate England It has a sort of Victorian, steam punk, f


  10. says:

    I m quite certain that reviews of this book will make much of its Dickensian atmosphere and setting The author is clearly aiming for such, with quotes from Dickens included However, something kept poking at me, saying, Dickens Hmm that s not quite it And suddenly it sprang at me Joan Aiken Yes, Aiken hasthan a touch of the Dickensian herself But that s the feel of this book exactly If you loved Joan Aiken s books as a kid,


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