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Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas…
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Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book… (urspr publ 1977; utgåvan 1987)

av Stephen R. Donaldson

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He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero...
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Titel:Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1)
Författare:Stephen R. Donaldson
Info:Del Rey (1987), Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:fantasy, genre-fantasy, mode-hardcopy

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MEH. I am happy that Frodo and the gang are going to Mt. Doom to get rid of the one ring. Oh, wait. That is another book. This book is really like that book but with more jerks and raping. There is a really cool giant named Foam Follower. That is who the book should have been about. Because of him I am giving it three stars instead of one. ( )
  Drunken-Otter | Aug 20, 2021 |
So, as a high fantasy novel, this one was up there. It had a rich world with interesting characters and unique creatures. They had their own customs and belief. There was a small, but not overwhelming presence of magic and the fantastical that made the world feel so real and down to earth. Even the MC's lack of belief that the world he was in really gave this book a nice atmosphere and made it so immersive. And the leprosy was a unique aspect.

But, that same quality about Covenant was also what made me give this book three stars. In his constant disbelief that the world around him was real, he became more of the anti-hero as he did not believe there would be any consequence for his actions. He even raped a sixteen-year-old girl who had done nothing but try and help him since he arrived in the world, then figured it was okay because no one came after him. Sure, he felt guilty and it stayed with him throughout the book, but after that, I can't see Thomas in a good light anymore. Nor can I give this book a better rating, even ifI did start to enjoy myself later on, after I pushed the event to the back of my mind. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
This is one of my favorite fantasy series - I believe this is the 3rd time reading through. This is a difficult book (and series) due to several factors, but the primary two are the heavy use of archaic and difficult language, and the anti-hero, Thomas Covenant.

My first read through, I was really bothered with Covenant's actions, especially at the beginning of this book. However, the context of this whole series is Covenant's struggles with reality and dealing with his very serious disease, which leads many of its victims to delusion and self-destruction.

I feel that Covenant is more believable due to his faults and weaknesses. A careful reading indicates that he is principled and has strong morals. A comparison would be how do you act in your dreams? Is it always in a perfectly honorable manner? Especially at the beginning of the story, Covenant is struggling mightily with feelings of delusion, entrapment, and self-destruction. As the book develops, it can be seen that he comes to greatly regret his earlier actions and attempts to make restitution.

However, he is actively working against a evil, manipulative force in Lord Foul. This is one of the interesting things about this series is that it is primarily a man vs supernatural power story on different layers, set in a modern and fantasy world. A potential weakness that the story has is that it boils down to an apocalyptic confrontation of good vs evil. This is the path of high fantasy, as opposed to pulp fantasy, which deals more with human incentive and motivation. As I enjoy both high and pulp fantasy, this is not so much an issue for me.

In conclusion, I think I would have initially given this book only 2 or 3 stars, but it has grown on me quite a bit. ( )
  quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
A man finds out that he has leprosy and then proceeds to act completely selfishly and horridly self-centeredly across two worlds and throughout the remainder of the novel. The main character has absolutely no redeeming qualities at all, and the story reads like bad D&D fic gone completely off the rails. The only way this book could hold any interest at all to me is if it's read as happening wholly in the MC's mind, and even then I don't think I can muster up enough bother to care. How this is considered a keystone of fantasy lit, I have absolutely no idea. ( )
  electrascaife | Mar 2, 2021 |
I know that I tried to read this book in my teens; I am not sure that I ever managed to finish it. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
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She came out of the store just in time to see her young son playing on the sidewalk directly in the path of the gray, gaunt man who strode down the center of the walk like a mechanical derelict.
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A real man - real in all the ways that we recognise as real - finds himself suddenly abstracted from the world and deposited in a physical situation which could not possibly exist~: sounds have aroma, smells have colour and depth, sights have texture, touches have pitch and timbre. There he is informed by a disembodied voice that he has been brought to that place as a champion for his world. He must fight to the death in single combat against a champion from another world. If he is defeated, he will die, and his world – the real world – will be destroyed because it lacks the inner strength to survive.
The man refuses to believe that what he is told is true. He asserts that he is either dreaming or hallucinating, and declines to be put in the false position of fighting to the death where no ‘real’ danger exists. He is implacable in his determination to disbelieve his apparent situation, and does not defend himself when he is attacked by the champion of the other world.
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He could not bear the alternative. If he were dreaming, he might still be able to save his sanity, survive, endure. But if the Land were real, actual – ah, then the long anguish of his leprosy was a dream, and he was mad already, beyond hope
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"Thomas Covenant är författaren alla talar om. Framtiden ter sig angenäm och full av löften. Då drabbar ödet honom med fruktansvärd kraft: han blir leprasjuk - spetälsk. Hans liv slås i spillror, anhöriga och vänner flyr honom i primitiv skräck. Han sjunker ner i självömkan och depression. Självmord verkar vara enda utvägen. Men ännu en gång drabbas han av det till synes omöjliga: En olyckshändelse slungar honom genom tid och rum till en annan värld, som av innevånarna kallas "Landet". Det är en sällsam plats där magiska krafter är lika naturliga som luft och vatten. Här rasar en obarmhärtig kamp mot ondskefulla väsen ledda av den mörke fursten Nid, vars mål är att förinta det vackra Landet. Motvilligt inser Thomas Covenant varför okända makter fört honom dit. Han och endast han besitter förmågan att kunna besegra det onda, men hans krafter kan också orsaka Landets undergång. Den förtvivlan och det maktlösa ursinne som hans sjukdom skapar inom honom, kan omvandlas, kanaliseras vid kontakten med de märkliga energier som är verksamma i Landet och explodera i utbrott av otämjd kraft - den vilda magin. Kan han lära sig behärska denna kraft kan han också bekämpa furst Nid."
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