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  • Title: Farewell to Lankhmar
  • Author: Fritz Leiber
  • ISBN: 9781565048973
  • Page: 411
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  1. Farewell to Lankhmar the last volume in the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series is a strange book, and hard to evaluate It is an old man s book with an old man s preoccupations, and the reader who expects the usual mixture of free wheeling, picaresque adventures will be disappointed His two aging heroes are now grudgingly monogamous men with daily responsibilities, settled in the arctic outpost of Rime Isle, far from the the sultry sexual multifariousness of Lankhmar The two are literally cursed by so [...]


  2. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Cranky Old Men editionWe re old, we re gray, get off our lawn.A somewhat unfair assessment of the last FatGM book by Fritz Leiber, who died 4 years after it was copyrighted, at age 81 A few statements within the first few pages seemed to indicate that he was writing to placate fans of the series you know us fans, we are always clamouring for adventures of our favourites I imagine that it s hard to scrape up enthusiasm for a project that feels rather forced on the writ [...]


  3. an extra star for the overall enjoyment I got from this pair of amoral scoundrels but Other reviewers pointed out that the last book in the series compares unfavorably with what went on before I felt the decline in quality already in the previous book Swords and Ice MAgic but as a completist and as a fan of the Twain, I decided to give it a try anyway Most of the dissapointment might come from the fact that I expected the adventurers to go out in a blaze of glory, something like the end of Butch [...]


  4. Unfortunately, the last few collections of Leiber s epic series cannot measure up to his earlier stories In this volume, he once again refrains from the short, punchy stories which won him fame Instead, he writes a single slow going, bloated story originally released in chapters, which means Leiber is constantly reminding us what we re reading and what happened.As we chart the ebb of Leiber s once voracious imagination, each book has less semblance of plot, moving sluggishly between unimportant [...]


  5. The Knight and Knave of Swords is the last collection of Fritz Leiber s LANKHMAR stories about those two loveable rogues, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser I had read all of the LANKHMAR stories up to this point but it took me a while to open this book because I just wasn t ready for it to be over Neil Gaiman says something similar in his introduction to The Knight and Knave of Swords and I m sure that most of Leiber s fans feel the same way I know I can re read these stories at any time, but it s just [...]


  6. This is the wandering sword and sorcery hero fiction equivalent of the old guy down at the bar talking about how totally amazing things were back in the old days and how he got up to all these crazy adventures and he totally banged all those hot girls and their sistersmaids, too, and hey, where you are going, he has a dozen stories that are even better than that one I think the greatest enemy of sword and sorcery short fiction is continuity Part of what made the earlier stories so interesting i [...]


  7. Some media is difficult to consume, when we know it will be our last taste This is how I felt watching the last episode of The Wire, the last Morse mystery, and now reading this book It s why I put off reading the last Dark Tower novel Reading The Knight and Knave of Swords I was filled with melancholy I m certain I first discovered Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser when I was 10 or 11 years old, and while scouring used book stores happy to grab any of the paperbacks collecting their adventures These s [...]


  8. Como tengo por costumbre, comentar esta saga al completo y no desgranando libro por libro.Para analizar las aventuras de Fafhrd y el Ratonero Gris es necesario ambientarse en su contexto hist rico Publicada la primera novela Espadas y demonios en 1970, la sociedad y valores no eran los mismos que priman en la nuestra hoy en d a.Quiz haya quien se pueda escandalizar ante la visi n tan machista que ofrecen sus p ginas, donde sus dos h roes no buscan en el sexo opuesto m s que la pura satisfacci n [...]


  9. Fafhrd, the towering barbarian, and his best friend the Gray Mouser, a cutpurse small in stature, are now middle aged swordsmen with an abundance of adventures behind them But the fates aren t through with them yet, and in this collection of stories, Fritz Leiber gives us of their exploits A rollicking read for sci fi and fantasy fans.


  10. It took me quite a while to finish this book, the last in the series Fafhrd and Mouser are middle aged, and slowing down, somewhat, but they still have a disturbing attraction to young teenaged girls This might not have raised too many eyebrows when these stories were written, but in the age of MeToo, and Roy Moore, it is creepy.




  11. The seventh and final volume in Fritz Leiber s Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser series, containing stories from the late seventies and eighties This one was a bit different than the previous for me, insofar as it is the only volume I had never read before, as it had not been released or indeed, written yet the last time I read through the series Knight and Knave of Swords is generally considered the series low point, and with very good reason while Swords and Ice Magic was rather mediocre, this one is [...]


  12. No s timo e ltimo volume da saga de Fafhrd e o Gray Mouser, o surrealismo toma conta das aventuras da dupla As hist rias ganham cada vez mais surrealismo, em detrimento do aspecto pico e sujo das primeiras hist rias da dupla mais famosa do g nero de Espada e Magia a partir dessa resenha, vou usar esse termo para falar de Sword and Sorcery.O livro cont m as seguintes hist rias Sea Magic 1977 , The Mer She 1978 , The Curse of the Smalls and the Stars 1983 , The Mouser Goes Below 1987, 1988 As tr s [...]



  13. I really wanted to like these books I first heard about them while I was in high school in the 80s, but I was never able to find them in bookstores and I had forgotten about them for a long time fixed that for me.I m writing only one review for all of the books because my overall impression of them remains the same through most of the stories The books remain oddly stagnant in some respects, and they vary wildly in others Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are almost comically trite as characters throug [...]


  14. The Last Chapter by Leiberd s the pity Even though this story is not quite up to snuff with the earlier entries, it still works Yes, it could have been shorter Yes, it could have included fewer overt sexual references, especially concerning the younger female characters That having been said, the story as a whole does a remarkable job of painting a picture of The Twain as men coming into middle age, with all the changes in drive, identity and personality therein Sadly, the cooling off or leveli [...]


  15. Fritz Leiber s final Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser book follows directly on from Swords and Ice Magic and is one of the most cohesive volumes in the series For that reason, I found it to be better than some of the others and, indeed, far better than its immediate predecessor Lieber s all too human heroes settled down in that volume and here we re given pause to ponder what that means exactly Do heroes ever retire For that matter, what of all their past sexual conquests Presumably some of them were [...]


  16. I really wish I could say that I enjoyed this, that it was a fitting send off for two of the greatest heroes to have graced the literature of sword and sorcery, that it showed Leiber at his best and that it provided as much enjoyment as did such brilliant stories as Ill Met in Lankhmar and Swords of Lankhmar However, this is not how I want to remember the father of sword and sorcery, and one of the finest writers of weird fiction There are flashes of Leiber s linguistic brilliance, punchy dialog [...]


  17. 2.5 5 This is probably one of the weakest books in the series But I suppose if one has read the first 6 then the 7th and final one is a necessity by this time All of this book s stories take place on or around Rime Isle where our adventurous duo of the Gray Mouser and Fafhrd have ended up This is sadly in stark contrast to the free flowing style of their earlier adventures or the rich and bustling and extremely interesting setting of the city of Lankhmar that had been used often before While the [...]


  18. I first read Leiber s stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser when I was in my early teens, and enjoyed them immensely, mainly for their lightness and sense of humor As this final book did not exist then, I did not read it, but I recently came across it in a used bookstore and decided to delve back in Unfortunately, either Leiber s prose has not aged well, or I haven t he takes forever to get to the point, is overly excited by BDSM and other sexual innuendo, and, most importantly, has removed the [...]


  19. The Knight and Knave of Swords is the last collection of Fritz Leiber s LANKHMAR stories about those two loveable rogues, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser I had read all of the LANKHMAR stories up to this point but it took me a while to open this book because I just wasn t ready for it to be over Neil Gaiman says something similar in his introduction to The Knight and Knave of Swords and I m sure that most of Leiber s fans feel the same way I know I can re read these stories at any time, but it s just [...]


  20. I am very sorry that this book was the first exposure I had to Fritz Leiber It s imaginative enough and you can see flashes of brilliance here and there, but for the most part it is a self indulgent, uninteresting, slow moving series of stories about Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser on Rime Island The entire story is narrated to us in super distant omniscient third person I felt as if my half senile grandfather were telling me a story about his old crazy friends, except his old crazy friends weren t t [...]


  21. Fritz Leiber invented the term sword and sorcery , and he was the finest author the genre has ever had In fact he was, in my opinion, the finest author of fantasy period I rank him above Tolkien, Howard and Moorcock, never mind Martin or Jordan I ve read him described as a master prose stylist , and the description is apt indeed Fritz Leiber was, simply, a terrific, extremely talented writer with a true love of language and a prodigious, playful, incredibly unique style The odd, absurd, weird, a [...]


  22. The thrill is gone Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser were right up there with Conan and Elric of Melnibone as my fave fantasy heroes and tales I picked this up at a used bookstore to get a jolt from the past instead I received a dull thud The tale was overly drawn out you dig and you dig and you dig and sluggish to read lacking the vitality and bravado of the earlier gems My bones felt as heavy as these two heroes in their retirement years when i finished The day the author cut off Fafhrd s hand was a [...]


  23. Fafhard and the Grey Mouser are now respectable, married businessmen, content to be settled and enjoying their wealth and leisure time.Oh, if only it was that easy They still can t help stumbling upon magical things or grabbing the attention of various mystical beings.One last romp for those two great fantasy heroes, now with their very tolerant wives, and slightly baffled and anxious chief assistants dragged along The last story is every bit as fantastic, fun and witty as the first and the only [...]


  24. The final chapter in the adventures of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Knight and Knave of Swords is overall a fine bookend to the classic series that inspired Dungeons and Dragons There are a few flaws, however Leiber sometimes lurches into purple prose, throwing out run on sentences that last for four or five lines and jerk the reader out of the story Despite this, the stories in this volume make a fine addition to the heroes adventures, as both learn to deal with growing old, settling down, and p [...]


  25. The stories contained in this volume are okay, but definitely not as good as those in the earlier books The last and longest one especially suffers from being rather disappointing, as the premise of the Mouser being trapped underground while Fafhrd is whisked into the sky upon an airship are largely used as framing devices for weird erotica and other such things that don t really match what I want out of a fantasy story The concept of the sky kingdom is interesting but sadly is barely developed. [...]


  26. Dernier tome des aventures de notre paire de h ros pr f r s Ils sont un peu vieillissants, et l auteur encore plus, qui se compla t dans le souvenir des conqu tes pass es et l num ration des aventures pr c dentes Et si la derni re nouvelle reprend le flambeau des aventures, les aventuriers y sont plus passifs, et plus libidineux Pas leur meilleur tome, donc, mais une lecture de vacances correcte.


  27. I liked the earlier stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser as they negotiated the streets of the fabled city of Lankhmar These later stories occur far from there as the heroes deal with gods and powers seeking retribution at the end of their heroic careers These could be interesting, but the stories feel limited and veer too often towards the sexual, too often with young protagonists Recurringly creepy, made me race to the end.


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