Lord Foul's Bane
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 12th 1978
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever (#1)
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 self-pitying -- and/or because of the rape scene included in it. My position is es...
Interesting to see a story developed around a protagonist who is angry, self-pitying and cowardly, but hard to stay interested, as the "Quest" drags on rather unremarkably, and the only other character who held my interest was soon left behind. I also had hope that the reality vs. dream theme would ...
This was the first book that introduced me to fantasy writing.I was a teenager and a whole new world had become open.Thomas Covenant had to see a doctor on a regular basis,until he acidently found somewhere he could live.I thought this was an excellent book and would recommend it to everyone.
This book is problematic. It's one of those books that has some great elements that you really want to celebrate. Like fantastic world-building and creative uses of magic. It was clearly written as an answer to The Lord of the Rings, challenging fans of that series to imagine a more flawed hero. Gre...
This is one of my favorites. The prose leans toward the purple side which makes it difficult at times to get through.