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  • Title: Faerie Tale
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780385236232
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Phil Hastings was a lucky man he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural upstate New York Life was wonderful, full of magic and about to be altered irrevocably by a Magic real than any he dared imagine.For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, aPhil Hastings was a lucky man he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural upstate New York Life was wonderful, full of magic and about to be altered irrevocably by a Magic real than any he dared imagine.For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the Fool and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten People a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.
    Faerie Tale Phil Hastings was a lucky man he had money a growing reputation as a screenwriter a happy loving family with three kids and he d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural upstate New York L

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    1. Feist is certainly one of the best in the genre His descriptions of the worlds he visits are vivid you not only see them, you feel them His characters are absolutely real including the fantasy supernatural ones This is the first of Feist s works that I read, and on re reading, the magic holds For my money, this is his best Feist, like King and children themselves, knows that kids are often the targets of the Bad Things and that they must and do struggle with evil he doesn t shy away from these t [...]

    2. I read this book back in one weekend back in the 1983 it s real dark horror one of most creepy stories of its time

    3. I am shelving this with my other facetious to not read ever reviews, even though I have nothing against the book My parents owned a copy of it when I was very young and I was always fascinated and creeped out by the evocative cover with the lost shoe and the smear of blood I spotted a used copy at a library sale a few weeks ago and debated buying it but I have too many books to read already I contented myself with looking it up on and I saw the alternate cover linked to this review And suddenly [...]

    4. This is one of my favorite stories of all time, and if I could would be the one book I would convert into a movie It would definitely need modernising.The story gets a little dark in places, but is otherwise a tottaly captivating read that blends real life and faerie myth perfectly.My female friend who doesn t read very often, couldn t put this down, but couldn t read it by herself at night.

    5. Ok, first let me go ahead and say that this is a true GoodReads 2 star rating , that is it was ok and nothing else because it is really ok if you are into fantasy and in particular faeries and the whole Celtic mythology I would certainly recommend it It s well written and well thought out.My own problems, however, were threefold first, I really don t like fantasy and it s my firm belief that this will be my last book to fit into that category I came to believe that this one would tilt in the ho [...]

    6. The first quarter of the book was slow and a little clunky I felt it very contrived and awkward, almost like the author wasn t quite sure how to get all his characters in one place, or how to introduce them once he brought them to the same location That said, the remaining 3 4 of the book is excellent Feist doesn t exactly put a new spin on faeries, but his descriptions of them are marvelously complex Faeries are not merely human with pointy ears and gem colored eyes they are hyper sexual, capri [...]

    7. Impossible to read After a simplistic, yet somehow intriguing prologue a guy sees something, then he grabs a bottle and drinks , there is a first chapter where we find all about a mother, her husband, two boys, a girl, a house, a porch, a certain brand of dog food, a dog and the dog has a name , a cat and the cat has a name, too and and there I stopped.I always found domestic scenes to be quite disturbing, but this was just over the top And I am no brave enough as a reader to venture further in [...]

    8. FAERIE TALE Suspense Fantasy Hasting Family Pennsylvania Cont VGFeist, Raymond, E StandaloneDoubleday, 1988, US Hardcover ISBN 9780385236232First Sentence Barney Doyle sat at his cluttered workbench, attempting to fix Olaf Andersen s ancient power mower for the fourth time in seven years Phil Hastings, his wife Gloria, his daughter Gabbie and their twin boys Patrick and Sean move from Sunny California to an old farmhouse in upstate New York whose land includes virgin forest They soon find they h [...]

    9. This book has been recommended to me by several people over the years Ultimately, though, I was disappointed by it I found the story dated and formulaic, and the ending a bit too pat and rushed.Written before there was such a term as urban fantasy , this book would fall into that category beings of myth interacting with the modern world It s my favorite genre, but is much better served by authors such as Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Emma Bull, and others of that ilk The author did his research, [...]

    10. This is the only stand alone novel that Feist has written I read it many years ago and recently acquired it for my Kindle When adding it to I accidentally marked it as read, which led to a comment from a friend who shares my passion for Faerie This exchange prompted me to start reading rather than just add to my very long TBR list.I had forgotten the details of the plot so this was almost like a fresh read I felt it held up well and overall certainly was an intelligent yet quite unsettling tale [...]

    11. Faerie Tale is one of those books, for me at least, that does not get better with age The first time I read it, I enjoyed it The second time, I couldn t remember why I liked it to begin with It s the only book that I ve really had that type of reaction to I ve liked books less when I ve gone back and re read them, but not that much It was like watching the old, original Battlestar Galactica as a child and then re watching it as a college student I guess I liked the Vipers, but gosh, I didn t rea [...]

    12. 150 pages in and really enjoying the pacing of this story I was a tad concerned after reading some of the comments but it s a gripping read.There were several polarised opinions on this book and I ummed and ahhed for some time before making use of free ebook lending at my local library.Raymond E Feist reads like an early Dan Brown, the characters are there primarily to move the action forward The weaving of the tale is the star in this book, not individual characters Basically, it s the equivale [...]

    13. Parts of this book were quite good It had the makings of a fine story.However, it was ruined by a few things.1 Too many Mary Sue characters The father is an uber successful author screenwriter that can afford anything His wife is a semi famous actress that could retire early due to husband s wealth The daughter has a trust fund in the millions, and her boyfriend is somehow also a great screenwriter in the making Everything about these characters is just too perfect, they have everything going fo [...]

    14. To give this book ANY stars would be giving it too many The concept is good, but the pacing is terrible a slow, ponderous plot , there s a surplus of characters none of them terribly engaging or real , and it takes seemingly forever to get to the point Worst of all, this book seems to have heralded the start of what my friends and I at the age of TWELVE disgustedly referred to as Raymond E Feist s rape fantasy period in which he seems to relish explicitly describing the rape abuse of his female [...]

    15. Raymond E Feist has built an impressive catalog, and even been likened to a modern day Tolkein While I don t dispute that, I can say that I find Feist s work eminently accessible, and therefor enjoyable than a trip to Middle Earth Typically, he sets his stories in the Realm he first began to create with Magician Apprentice Faerie Tale, however, is set in a modern day home, inhabited by modern day people, in a modern day United States But what the characters experience is anything but modern Us [...]

    16. Clearly some small amount of research has gone into this and the world of Faerie is brought to life with some degree of magic If only the human world could have been equally lavishly rendered, but with the most tiresomely cardboard thing and wholly unengaging imitations of real people particularly the women I can t help but find myself rooting for the insane and twisted Erlking Add to the mix some hideous clich s and the unforgivable flaw of characters explaining large segments of plot, adding a [...]

    17. Really a 4.5a deliciously creepy tale of what happens when the Hastings family bump up against the local fairy population, with dark results.As usual in this type of book, it s the kids who really see what s happening and have to take it upon themselves to do what the adults can t, which makes the story far effective The adults were a little two dimensional, with the character of Mark Blackman in particular being there simply for exposition, but the fairy encounters than made up for it.A great [...]

    18. An excellent readry close to 5 stars, but I can t really put it among my top reads In it s favor it s a book that everyone in my family liked, and that can be said about very few books.The land of Faerie has intersected with the mundane world and the consequences can t be anything but frightening, amazing, fantastic, and at times slightly horrific.

    19. This was a great book, full of lots of beautiful details and engaging characters It was also downright scary, so I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys Faerie mythology, particularly the dark kind.

    20. I love everything about this that does not make it a fantasy Plus I think this could be a great screeplay for a horror movie.

    21. 4.5 starsThis is the first book I ve read by Raymond E Feist and I must say I enjoyed it As a fan of the fae, I d say he does a great job of creating a creepy world that is vivid, melancholic, and disturbing He takes his time in the beginning of the book No rushing Sets up the characters and the normal world with twinges of the odd and unsettling It took me a long time to read the book just because I haven t had a lot of time to read in the past month, but I always looked forward to getting back [...]

    22. I bought this book because I was a big fan of Raymond E Feist s Riftwar Saga , and was I ever super glad I did This book is better This is urban fantasy that Charles De Lint would later make a full career out of Only, it isn t really anything like Charle De Lint It would be accurate to describe this as an urban fantasy as if written by Stephen King at the top of his form Not to say that the book doesn t have a few flaws that I ve probably overlooked over the years, if it s true than I will just [...]

    23. Lees voor een uitgebreide review hier verder jenniemeid 2017 0Lang geleden eens gelezen Leuke mix van moderne tijden en aanwezigheid van elfen, zoals ze in oude Europese verhalen voorkomen Beklemmend, omdat lang onduidelijk blijft wat er aan de hand is en waarom de hoofdpersonen te maken krijgen met de elfen Goede mix van horror en fantasy Het lezen waard.

    24. I really enjoyed this book It s been on my to read shelf for a really long time and I m not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading it The story takes place in modern day but manages to wind in lots of ancient faerie mythology It is suspenseful, exciting and interesting I had a difficult time closing it to go to sleep at night I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy

    25. This is probably a four and a half as I was a bit disappointed at the endever, an amazing book Mixing the devilishness of fairies with a cheeky splendour This countains moments of laughter, horror, and at times a feeling of something inappropriate I would recommend to fans who love this genra, and to those who enjoy the far fetched horror of authors like Stephen King.

    26. I used to like Feist when I was in my teens, but got quickly annoyed when formula writing got the better of him and he started pooping out two uninspired books a year That being said, Faerie Tale is different from his usual works I was actually pleasantly surprised by this piece of dark fantasy, which turns out to be a pretty entertaining and scary bonfire tale.

    27. Just laughably awful My husband and I still both joke about this one The author is so obviously infatuated with his main female character it makes you feel dirty reading it He has written way better stuff I recommend you avoid this one.

    28. Excellent tale by Feist I enjoyed this from page 1 and actually tried to read the last part slower so the book wouldn t be over A wonderully horrific dark fantasy set in upper state New York It was full of mythical beings and the humans were also portrayed well This is ready for release.

    29. No quiero extenderme demasiado al dar mi opini n, as que intentar ser concisa y breve En primer lugar, el libro empez un tanto lento pero bastante interesante, as que no hubo problemas para que me pillara por completo La narraci n es fluida y contiene grandes dosis de fantas a que no de terror como esperaba y de mitolog a celta, por lo que ha sido un plus a adido En general y sin entrar en demasiados detalles, es una lectura en la que se aprecia un gran trabajo por parte del escritor para genera [...]

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