The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by RegimentML, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. RegimentML

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    Has anyone read these books by Stephen R. Donaldson? I started Lord Foul's Bane last night, which is the first book in the first trilogy. It's been sitting on my shelf for a couple years and I thought I'd finally give it a chance; I think I got it for maybe $2 at a used book store at some point. The reviews are . . . mixed, however. Curious if anyone has an opinion on the series. I'm hoping it's at least better than The Shadow of the Torturer, which I bought under similar conditions and couldn't get into at all.
     
  2. The Blackfish

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    I’ve never read it but they’re on my kindle. Apparently Covenant is a pretty odious main character
     
  3. RegimentML

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    I’m fine with this if he’s interesting
     
  4. TheGrifter

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    The series was very hit and miss with me. I guess Covenant is interesting, but he is a complete scumbag at times. It also seems like his character development randomly changes without any real motivation behind it.

    Honestly, it was a pretty frustrating read in retrospect, but I finished it. So I guess that says something.
     
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  5. RegimentML

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    About 20% through.

    I will say the writing is very good.

    However, as alluded to above, Covenant just did something that I’m not sure how can be redeemed from.
     
  6. Billy King

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    I read the first book it was pretty cool