(New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson


10 thoughts on “(New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

  1. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Soul saddened SIGHDamn damn DAMNlife can really be full of suck This book really torched my hopes and dreams NOT because it was nightmarishly h

  2. says: Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane I've often lamented that five star rating systems such as the one used by GoodReads don't allow for ratings lower than one

  3. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson This isn't so much a review of the book as a response to other reviews I have read by people who hated it and hated it specifically because they see the protagonist Thomas Covenant as unlikeable weak whiny and se

  4. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane

    (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane I read Lord Foul’s Bane once in grade seven the same year I first read Macbeth and Lady Chatterly’s Lover and The Lord of the Rings for a second time It was a good year for me and reading And an important year for who I would become But I didn’t know until now how important Lord Foul’s Bane was to all of thatThis story has stuck with me in the most amazing ways After nearly three decades I recalled an

  5. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane Thomas Covenant had it all a good family his first book was a New York Times bestseller his second book was in the progress Suddenly he developed leprosy his wife left him taking his son with her people avoid any kind of contact with him turning him into a self loathing bitter whining person He is a leper outcast uncleanSo

  6. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary THIS is a book for folks who often find life Tough Maybe you’re one of em? That has been My life for sureWhen I was 20 I started swimming against the Tide I had discovered Value in my life I was gonna hang on to it for de

  7. says: Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary

    Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson OMG that was a rather difficult book to get into I mean most of the time I had keep re shifting the gears in my head to see what might be valuable and good about this book and for a great 200 pages I was wondering if I had stumbled into another Eddings slogfest full of completely predictable situations and heroes with only the main character

  8. says: Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane

    Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Wow I really didn't like this bookI think it was in large part due to the fact that I found the main character so utterly unlikable Heck he's even despicableSome people can read and enjoy a book despite not being able to empathize with the characters; I'm not one of those people I actually like to care about my fictional characters It's pretty hard to give a flying fickle about some cranky jerk who rapes a woman in the f

  9. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane 2020 re readI first read this 1977 publication early in HS so probably in the neighborhood of 1982 or 1983 I blazed through the books and then had to wait for the sixth novel White Gold Wielder to come out and I bought th

  10. says: (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson

    Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson (New) [Lord Foul's Bane] BY Stephen R. Donaldson I live in a smallish room with roughly a couple of thousand books They are everywhere I love the books but I also hate the books I'd have space if it wasn't for them when I moved it would be easy if it didn't in

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson

Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Summary Lord Foul's Bane ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Olt Winston. Wow I really didn t like this bookI think it was in large part due to the fact that I found the main character so utterly unlikable Heck he s even despicableSome people can read and enjoy a book despite not being able to empathize with the characters I m not one of those people I actually like to care about my fictional characters It s pretty hard to give a flying fickle about some cranky jerk who rapes a woman in the first book I didn t bother reading to find out if things improved from there

Read & Download Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Summary Lord Foul's Bane ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 1977 1st Ed. Soul saddened SIGHDamn damn DAMNlife can really be full of suck This book really torched my hopes and dreams NOT because it was nightmarishly horrible which it wasn t but because I wanted it to be so brimming with steaming chunks of mouth watering awesome that I could write a stinging snark filled anti anti Thomas Covenant reviewmy rant against the rantersI suspected I had a excellent chance of really liking this story because most of the criticism of the series revolves around how douchy and unlikeable Thomas Covenant the main character is Not a problem for this reader as I have no problem hating a protagonist as long they are interesting well drawn and compelling I don t generally care if I like them In fact some of the most memorable characters I have come across have been ones that made me cringe like a baby before broccoli I despised Patrick Bateman in American Psycho Lou Ford in The Killer Inside Me Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and even at first Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thrones I must point out that my dislike for Tyrion didn t last past the second book and I now want him to be my BFF because his awesomeness is off the chartsSo I didn t forsee that an unlikeable main character was going to be much of an obstacle for me Plus having already enjoyed the first two installments of Donaldson s Gap series I knew the man could write so I figured I might be in for a real treat and then I would show all those Thomas Covenant haters out there cue sinister music end sinister music Well for the first 70 to 75 pages my plan was working perfectly and I was sitting suarely in 5 star territory and starting to brainstorm what insults I would hurl at the insult hurlers in my defense of what I was sure must be THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD FANTASY CLASSIC OF ALL TIME Ah if only someone would have warned me how wrong I was I even flew right through the infamous rape scene and had my explanationsdefenses already germinating in my caustic little brain I was thinking granted there is NO justification for rape but we have seen similar events in other novels eg The Outlander series that so many people seem to fawn over Also Covenant did express lingering guilt over this senseless and brutal act and his remorse is something that continues to play an important part in the narrative Thus I think his deep regret and loathing of himself for what he did and the uncontrollable impulse aspect of the initial crime makes Covenant s behavior despicable while still holding out the possibility of his redemption OOOOOOOHHHH take that all you haters BRIEF INTERLUDE Those of you Covenant haters out there that are reading this and know the almost Shakespearean tragedy that was soon to befall me as my initial positive feelings for the book were horribly ripped away from me by the oncoming train wreck of its narrative problems I can only hope that you can forgive my earlier arrogance in wanting to prove you wrong END INTERLUDEUnfortunately shortly after the rape scene when I thought the story was really going to ramp up into uncharted bastions of EPICness inconsistencies in the narrative structure began to really really get in my way Before I can explain I need to give a brief thumbnail description of the basic plot Thomas Covenant is a leperyes LEPER How cool is that The man has leprosy He was a best selling writer before he got the big L and lost two of the fingers on his right hand He also lost his wife and child who packed up and moved on the greener pastures that had a little less leprosy in them So Tommy boy has been going through the mother of all rough patches when we first meet him Oh Oh I almost forgot The leprosy has also made him impotentnice bonusSo at the beginning of the story TC is living alone in a perpetual pissed off mood and is being shunned by his entire community due to the whole leprosy is icky vibe he is putting out there Well TC as a not so subtle FU to the townsfolk decides to walk down to the power company to pay his bill in person During this excursion he has an accident loses consciousness and wakes up in the Land which is the fantasy world in which the series takes place So far so good Well Thomas doesn t believe he is in a strange new world He thinks he is unconscious or dreaming or in a coma etcHe is afraid to take any of the new world seriously because he thinks it will indicate his final break with reality TC s grip on reality is all the important to him due to his leprosy trust me on this no time to explain Anyway all of this sounds great to me A fantasy character who doubts the world around him Bring it on WAITWHAT IS THATDANGERFLASHING RED LIGHTSPROBLEM AHEADSTEVE S REVIEW AND HIS WHOLE PLAN IS HEADED FOR TROUBLENO NO NO NO FULL STOPTRAIN WRECK AHEAD Note you will have to imagine the sight of my murdered dreams as I could not find a picture that truly showed the horror of my disappointment Here is where Donaldson completely lost me and I lost all of my hopes of turning the hate against the haters Instead the read became a waking nightmare that haunted me and began slowly crushing my will to live You see Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever is only partially and occasionally an unbeliever and only when his unbelief can be used to some kind of dramatic effect Otherwise he seems to take the world very very seriously This is THE central plot device of the entire series and it is inconsistent than a politician during campaign season In fact I could probably open the book up anywhere during the last 300 pages and find an example of this inconsistency but I will at least mention a few so you know what I mean At one critical point in the story TC vows to stop eating because he believes that by starving he will force the illusion of the world to be revealed Sounds good but do you know what ole TC is doing when he makes the vow to ignore foodhe s grabbing the freaking wine skin and taking a swig HUH Food is illusion but I might as well believe in the wineI need some help on this one Once I started looking for this I found it everywhere I asked myself whenever Covenant did anything if you are dreaming and you know it why are you bothering to do X Y and Z I NEVER got a good answer AND HERE IS THE BIG ONE Covenant doesn t believe in the world and tells this to everyone who will listen AND YET he continues to follow the course laid out for him by Lord Foul at the beginning of his dream throughout the entire time he is there Again HUH Despite his complete lack of belief in the reality of this fantasy world TC goes through extreme hardship and turmoil to travel the length of the Land because he conveniently tells himself that continuing to move forward is the key No No No Mr Donaldson that makes no sense The truth is it is just too inherently difficult to have a main character in a fantasy world not participate in the story You got yourself stuckBottom line if TC doesn t believe where he is than he should ACT like it Don t just tell us and then occasionally say I won t do such and such because none of this is real Be true to your lack of convictions TC because otherwise you just come across as a failed literary experiment which unfortunately is what I think you areAnyway that is where the story lost me I would add to the above major grievance that the narrative was also too disjointed and Donaldson was never able to really make the world come alive despite the fact that some of the world building elements were pretty interesting Thus while I liked the idea of the Land and some of the secondary characters especially the giants they came across too much like set pieces given the rather undefined nature of the world Overall I think that Donaldson had a very interesting idea for a story but it just suffered from the fundamental flaw of being almost impossible to pull off in the context of a coherent narrative20 stars heavy sigh

Download à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen R. Donaldson

Stephen R. Donaldson ✓ 0 Summary Summary Lord Foul's Bane ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Holt Rineh. Thomas Covenant had it all a good family his first book was a New York Times bestseller his second book was in the progress Suddenly he developed leprosy his wife left him taking his son with her people avoid any kind of contact with him turning him into a self loathing bitter whining person He is a leper outcast uncleanSome high powers brought him to magic land where he is destined to either help fight Great Evil or destroy everything the choice is his The problem is he does not really believe the land is real this is only his mind affected by his leprosy which plays tricks on him As a result he does not really care about the Land this is an actual name of the place or its inhabitants He is a leper outcast uncleanThis is my second attempt to read the series The first time I read it I was really put off by one of Covenant s actions in the Land people who read this know what I talk about Still considering the fact that a lot of people call this the best fantasy ever I was curious to finish this Oh in case you forgot Thomas Covenant is a leper outcast uncleanNow that I finally finished the book I am underwhelmed The most GR ratings for it are either 5 stars or 1 star I guess I will be in minority with my rating I found this book to be a slightly above average Tolkien clone with a very unlikable protagonist After all he is a leper outcast uncleanuite a few of the scenes can be easily attributed to Tolkien s classic with simple change of names Thomas Covenant has a ring with unknown great powers does this ring a bell Sorry for a bad unintended pun He needs to get to Rivendell sorry I mean Lord s Keep from where The Fellowship of the Ring sorry uest is formed from different people I can go on and on but will stop here to avoid further spoilers The only really original part is that the main character is a leper outcast uncleanThe book was probably shocking in the time it was written but if one compares it to modern fantasy it is very mild with the exception of the scene I already mentioned but even that is not THAT shocking nowadays it just strengthens reader s revulsion for Thomas Covenant who is a leper outcast uncleanSpeaking of the main character he is NOT an anti hero as some readers call him For good examples of anti heroes please refer to Elric by Michael Moorcock Lady from Chronicles of the Black Company Gerald Tarrant from Black Sun Rising or countless others Thomas Covenant is just a whining jerk and something worse which I will not mention here as it will give a spoiler I know uite a few real life people who had it as bad as or even worse than him but they managed to remain good humans Thomas Covenant is a very pitiful excuse for a human being He is a leper outcast uncleanDid you notice that I never mention anybody except for the main character The reason for this is that every single person in the Land is a typical Mary Sue without any exceptions and thus are fairly indistinguishable from each other and not very interesting except for a leper outcast unclean characterI thought about giving 2 star rating to this book but the very end was interesting enough to warrant an extra star after all I would not read the next book in the series with the first one having just 2 stars In this case this book was good enough for me to proceed to the next one even though Thomas Covenant is a leper outcast uncleanOne last note if you think I overdid on the whole leper outcast unclean thing Thomas Covenant calls himself like this at least once per page if not often so if somebody wants to read this for the first time get used to it He keeps whining like this non stop

  • Hardcover
  • 369
  • Lord Foul's Bane
  • Stephen R. Donaldson
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9780805012729