Faerie Tale

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

  • Title: Faerie Tale
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN: 9780385236232
  • Page: 401
  • 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.

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    1. Raymond E. Feist

      Raymond E Feist was born Raymond E Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step father s surname when his mother remarried Felix E Feist He graduated with a B.A in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982 by Doubleday Feist currently lives in San Diego with his children, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest wine, biographies, history, and, especially, the history of American Professional Football.

    903 thoughts on “Faerie Tale”

    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 aw [...]

    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 su [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 furt [...]

    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 fores [...]

    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 res [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 equiv [...]

    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 go [...]

    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 hi [...]

    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 more accessible, and therefor more 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 anythin [...]

    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 clichés and the unforgivable flaw of characters explaining large segments of plot, add [...]

    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 more 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 more than made up for i [...]

    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 gettin [...]

    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 more 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 [...]

    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 opinión, así que intentaré ser concisa y breve :) En primer lugar, el libro empezó un tanto lento pero bastante interesante, así que no hubo problemas para que me pillara por completo. La narración es fluida y contiene grandes dosis de fantasía (que no de terror como esperaba) y de mitología celta, por lo que ha sido un plus añadido. En general y sin entrar en demasiados detalles, es una lectura en la que se aprecia un gran trabajo por parte del [...]

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