On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony


July 18, 2016

5 thoughts on “On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

  1. I became soooooooooooooooooo addicted to Piers Anthony when he was popular. It seems that nobody had really taken his place with respect to the satire, hidden political messages, and goofy puns. I believe that he wrote disguised literary novels, mostly not recognized as such because they were still escapist and so much fun to read. And, I think that his sexism was reflective of the times, but not at all supportive of sexism in general — perhaps a bit on the feminism side if one processes instead of reacts to his writings.

  2. I also loved all the “Incarnations of Immortality” books, and this one most of all. It’s been many (beaucoup) years since I’ve read it, but seeing your post about it brought back great “reading” memories. I have to agree about Mr. Anthony’s inability to properly write his female characters.

    In a similar vein, I’m also a long-time huge fan of Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever” series. SO much anguish in them, but priceless victories as well. Thanks for this nostalgic reminder!

  3. This was one of my favorite books growing up. I read the whole series, but this one really stuck out (along with Bearing an Hourglass). It’s one of those books I need to go back and reread one of these days.

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