Tag: Lord Foul’s Bane

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

Did you know that The Literary Phoenix has been online since 2009? I will fully admit that I haven’t been consistent with my blog over the years.  I’ve taken breaks.  And by breaks, I’m talking one post every six months for years.  I was not a good blogger for 85% of the time that I’ve been here.  But there’s been book reviews over the years. Some of the reviews are for books I wouldn’t read again… but there are plenty of books I read back in 2011 that I would still read again!  I can tell you that my reviewing has […]

Posted April 23, 2019 in Memes // 6 Comments //
Series I’ve Given Up On

Series I’ve Given Up On

Some series are more trouble than they’re worth.  Some start off really good, and then you start to hate the world or the characters and you just can’t any more.  Others go on for so gosh darn long that if you have to read another word, you’ll scream.  And others?  Well, on others you tried the first book and it just didn’t suit, and that’s okay. I have soooo many unfinished series, it isn’t even funny. Here’s a few, for fun. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (Laurell K. Hamilton) I actually really enjoy the first handful of books in this series.  Okay, […]

Posted June 26, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments //
Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

I didn’t hate this book. My thoughts on it almost all the way up were negative, but I didn’t hate it. This is why: I am a character writer, and by association, a character reader. Meaning that I am incredibly judgmental about the depth and quality of characters in the books I read. I loathed Thomas Convenant. He was – to me – the epitome of a despicable character. From a writer’s perspective, though, I understand that he wasn’t supposed to be likable. However, needing to follow him through the Land and listening to his constant whining became a tad […]

Posted May 17, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //