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I have been re-reading the Thomas Covenant books tread many years ago as a child. It seems odd to refer to myself as a child, but I suppose I mean it in ways other than age. I guess I was 15 or 16, and at the time I certainly didn't think I was all that much a child. No, I meant child in the sense that I saw the world through a child's eyes. It has been most fascinating to see what stands out to me now that didn’t so much then. The character of Covenant always intrigued me, and yet, I was rather confused by him also.

Now that I am older, I actually understand him better and appreciate conflict in him. He is the perfect Anti-hero, and Stephen R. Donaldson does a good job of creating a character that we despise and find repugnant. We are also compelled to read and follow him.

If there is some classic literature you liked as a child, take a moment to re-examine some of your old favorite. It’s totally worth the time.

Next up, the Icewind Dale trilogy (per a buddy's recommendation). :-)

Next up, The Icewind Dale trilogy (per a buddy’s recommendation). Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008 6:31 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Geekin' out with old books

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hmm... gawd I hated those books. I should say book, since I never got through the first one. I tried as a kid (13?) and again as an adult (28?) and still didn't finish the first one.

If you like it so much, I'm willing to give it a shot again now that I'm old. (38) I figure I have changed more in the last 10 years than the previous 15, so who knows... maybe 3rd time is the charm.

I doubt it. :)
Left by Blogus Maximus on Feb 04, 2008 2:46 AM

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Odd....i was just re-reading the second chronicles myself...and some old Piers Anthony---good stuff from the past.
Left by dw on Feb 05, 2008 9:11 AM

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