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Stephen Donaldson (1) (1947–)

Author of Lord Foul's Bane

For other authors named Stephen Donaldson, see the disambiguation page.

Stephen Donaldson (1) has been aliased into Stephen R. Donaldson.

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Definitely better than book 1 because there was a huge section without Thomas Covenant in it, but even the part with him in it at the end wasn't terrible. I'll definitely be finishing the trilogy, but that third book will help me decide whether I do the 2nd trilogy or not.

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When confronted by his daughter and she says she wants to be his lover, what does Covenant say? Not, "eww that's gross you're my daughter.", Not "Well you are hot, but you're my daughter so no." But instead he says, "We can't because I'm a leper." EVEN THOUGH he totally can, because he's not really a leper in the fantasy world. But of course, he has to bring up being a leper. He's worse than a vegan!… (more)
 
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jdowner | 85 other reviews | Feb 17, 2024 |
Read this a long time ago, didn't take any notes but I did give it 4 stars.

This time it's getting 2 stars. I have never been into the "reluctant hero" archetype and Thomas Covenant is the ULTIMATE reluctant hero. All he does through the entire book is complain and yell at people. There were a very few instances when he was talking when you don't want to punch him in the throat, I just don't understand why an author would write this kind of main character. And the fact that he seems to think he's dreaming through the ENTIRE book, doesn't seem very realistic.

That said, I'm still going to give the 2nd book a try. If it's more of the same I'm out. If he's just less of a crybaby, actually does something, and starts to really believe in the world I think I'll start to enjoy it.
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ragwaine | 85 other reviews | Jan 31, 2024 |
Similar to Tolkien with a twist. Unsure if I'll read the next book.
 
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