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  Topic: An attempt at an assessment
call11back

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PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:52 pm   Subject: An attempt at an assessment
So I have finally reread all of the Thomas Covenant books from first (LFB) to last (TLD). I feel like I can finally wrap my head around The Last Chronicles and give some insightful thoughts. So here ...
  Topic: Sara Clint was devoured by Her?
call11back

Replies: 6
Views: 1392

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:59 pm   Subject: Sara Clint was devoured by Her?
I'm being pedantic, so pardon me Razz, but how could it have been possible to pull Sara Clint out of Her unless Sara Clint was in Her? Or is the sense of "could have been" different?

If we ...
  Topic: Things that you were expecting, which just didn't happen
call11back

Replies: 67
Views: 11768

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:30 am   Subject: Things that you were expecting, which just didn't happen
I was very disappointed that Sheriff Lytton didn't end up in the land as Joan's hideous half-monster henchman. It just made sense on so many levels.
  Topic: Reality of the creator
call11back

Replies: 9
Views: 1804

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:58 am   Subject: Reality of the creator
The kid who handed TC the paper with the metaphysical riddle from the Creator saw him.
  Topic: If the General Interview was still open....
call11back

Replies: 111
Views: 25160

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:23 pm   Subject: If the General Interview was still open....
The simple fact is, the Last Chronicles should have been 5 books, not 4.

There's no way I could stand another book full of Linden Avery.

The First Chronicles of Linden Avery, due in bookstores ...
  Topic: Things that you were expecting, which just didn't happen
call11back

Replies: 67
Views: 11768

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:33 am   Subject: Things that you were expecting, which just didn't happen
I expected the Creator to make an appearance before the end. And I expected to see the Theomach at least once more.
  Topic: Story-Purpose of She Who Must Not Be Named?
call11back

Replies: 61
Views: 7062

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:51 pm   Subject: Story-Purpose of She Who Must Not Be Named?
I'm thinking that She gave Linden a way to match the heroism and accomplishments of TC.
  Topic: If the General Interview was still open....
call11back

Replies: 111
Views: 25160

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:49 pm   Subject: If the General Interview was still open....
What would you ask SRD?

Personally I'm dying to know what those items he seeded in the Second Chronicles were that prepared the way for the Last Chronicles.

Obviously the story of Kasty and prob ...
  Topic: TLD First Impressions
call11back

Replies: 187
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PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:41 pm   Subject: TLD First Impressions

4. Battle Scenes - "Dear SRD, please make long and epic battle scenes that even the most dumbest of movie goes will understand. Then we'll make a movie. Yours, Disney" Repetitive, agoniz ...
  Topic: TLD First Impressions
call11back

Replies: 187
Views: 62987

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:36 pm   Subject: TLD First Impressions
As for quick impressions, I have six..

1. Branl killing the raver was the most striking part of the book.

2. Miost of the rest of the book felt like it was walking from one Deus Ex Machina to ...
  Topic: TLD First Impressions
call11back

Replies: 187
Views: 62987

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:17 am   Subject: TLD First Impressions
Mainly, I am trying to deal with the story as SRD wrote it and how I wished it would have been. In the end, it is his story, and so I have to find a way to be content with what he has done.

I agre ...
  Topic: The Masters' simony
call11back

Replies: 11
Views: 1593

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:59 pm   Subject: The Masters' simony
I suspect that the Ranyhyn will force this issue with the Masters, either by entering the Land without warning or by forcing the Master to choose whether they will let the steeds enter.
  Topic: has anyone here actually read the Last Dark?
call11back

Replies: 73
Views: 10003

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:11 am   Subject: has anyone here actually read the Last Dark?
God bless that simple book merchant. Wish I could find one like that.
  Topic: Backstory questions
call11back

Replies: 16
Views: 2854

PostForum: The Last Dark   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:09 am   Subject: Backstory questions

PS I have to say - and this is my third-re-read - that many of my problems with The Last Chronicles seem now to have evaporated. Of course, I acknowledge that this might be an unwitting product of e ...
  Topic: 1: Knock knock.
call11back

Replies: 6
Views: 3541

PostForum: Against All Things Ending   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:24 pm   Subject: 1: Knock knock.
She Who Must Not Be Named was obviously not introduced just for a one shot appearance.
  Topic: Fantasy Classics Re-named
call11back

Replies: 15
Views: 3240

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm   Subject: Fantasy Classics Re-named
I re-read the first three or four Dragonriders of Pern a few years ago.

I did this a few years ago, and I seriously regretted it.
  Topic: Frederik Pohl has died
call11back

Replies: 4
Views: 1427

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:17 pm   Subject: Frederik Pohl has died
Gateway was one of those very few novels that partook fully of the "New Age" experimental elements espoused by Harlan Ellison et al. and yet also remained accessible to the ordinary sf fan o ...
 
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