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Here is the magical legend of King Arthur vividly retold through the eyes and lives of. My final book of 2017 I did not think I would finish it before the end of the year I started it back on October 1st and it was slow going I often found myself not reading it for days at a time It really wasn t capturing my interest But with a week to go in 2017 and about 300 or so pages left I buckled down and finished it at around 815 on December 31stYou might think that my opinion of this book will not be stellar considering it was slow going About a week ago when I committed to finishing it before the end of the year that was where I thought it would end up too However the story really came together for me and I actually uite enjoyed the storytelling It is indeed a large book and uite a commitment but if you love fantasy and Arthurian legend it is worth checking outIn some of my discussions with my book friends we were trying to figure out what Bradley was going for with this book Having finished I am not sure it is much clearer Here are a couple of topics that came up freuentlyFeminism If she was going for the feminist viewpoint why are pretty much all the female characters unlikable and devious throughout the book Some of them do come around but it seems to make women generally seem either sneaky or annoying Christianity vs Paganism What amazed me the most about this was that many said they did not remember the opposing religious viewpoints from the book when they read it that seemed to be the main point of the story Reading up on Bradley it sounds like she was a practicing Pagan so it would make sense that she might want to bring this discussion in but it seemed uite repetitive after a while It does definitely come into play with the overall resolution of the plot but I am thinking if you don t like reading debates on religion on Facebook you probably wouldn t want to read 876 pages of it eitherFinally I can say that my overall feelings about this book were skewed by what I found out about the life of the author when I was partway done with the book I won t go into it here but if you Google her or check out her Wikipedia page you will see what I am talking aboutSummary Many will enjoy this book It is a big commitment Some subject matter may be controversial and preachy but some really good storytelling

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The Mists of Avalon

Ary literary achievement THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to com. The Arthur myth from the point of view of Morgaine le Fay pagan priestess Supposedly a feminist take on the old legends There is one main problem with this approach let s face it women s lives in the dark ages were pretty boring And rather than break out of this mold with strong female characters Bradley talks a lot about spinning weaving and having babies The female characters are either contemptible or irritating or both The male characters are cardboard Arthur is as heroic as a limp dishrag Merlin just an old man sitting in his rocking chair The pagan Christian thing is overwrought and shrill devolving mostly into interminable theological debates between characters that cover the same ground over and over and over againA lot of things irritated me about this book but nothing than the simple lack of a compelling narrative construction Nothing happens There is dialogue which mostly rehashes things that were already talked about And then there is monologue in which the weak and mostly contemptible characters thrash around in their heads so much that it would make Dostoyevsky cringe It makes me angry that you could even try to tell the Arthurian legend even from a feminine point of view without looking at the epic clashes between the knights of the round table and their enemiesHorrendously disappointing For a fantasy novel George RR Martin s A Game of Thrones does everything that this book tries to do and does it ten times better For of a historical view Bernard Cornwell s The Last Kingdom is a much fun and interesting look at the clash of Christian and pagan civilizations and even has characters that you don t hate

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The women who wielded power from behind the throne A spellbinding novel an extraordin. Hmmm I would like to see the mini series to this book I felt it was a good book although it did get boring at times or maybe it was just me I loved reading about the history The most I have ever known about Arthur and the gang was through my show Merlin The ending was really sad to me But it was excellent as well if that makes any sense Happy Reading Mel


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  1. says:

    In 2007 I joined Goodreads and wrote reviews of some of the books that had most transformed me as a reader I have

  2. says:

    Good lord I haven't ever hated a book as much as this oneI picked up The Mists of Avalon because I really love Nordic myths and usually any sto

  3. says:

    My final book of 2017 I did not think I would finish it before the end of the year I started it back on October 1st and it was slow going I often found myself not reading it for days at a time It really wasn’t capturing my interest But with a week to go in 2017 and about 300 or so pages left I buckled down and finished it at around 815 on December 31stYou might think that my opinion of this book will not be stellar considering it was slow

  4. says:

    Hmmm I would like to see the mini series to this book I felt it was a good book although it did get boring at times or maybe it was just me I loved reading about the history The most I have ever known about Arthur and the gang was through my show Merlin The ending was really sad to me 😕 But it was excellent as well if that makes any sense Happy Reading Mel ❤️

  5. says:

    This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possibly than I can remember Marion Zimmer Br

  6. says:

    OK I admit when I told my college Arthurian Lit professor that I'd read and enjoyed this book he proceeded to give me a uick before the next class comes in lecture about how Marion Zimmer Bradley's interpretatio

  7. says:

    Y'all need to tell me when I start reading a book by a child rapist At least I only made it 85 pages before figuring out this was that author warning the later paragraphs of this post turn homophobic

  8. says:

    The Arthur myth from the point of view of Morgaine le Fay pagan priestess Supposedly a feminist take on the old legends The

  9. says:

    My favorite fantasy novel written by a serial rapist and child abuser Now that I think about it I'm interested to remember that the person who recommended it to me was also a big fan of Nietzsche

  10. says:

    This is one of the few books that I hate I'm a feminist and I love King Arthur stories and The Mists of Avalon makes me va