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The Mists of Avalon #2020

The Mists of Avalon Here is the magical legend of King Arthur vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne A spellbinding novel an extraordinary literary achievement

  • Title: The Mists of Avalon
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780345350497
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mists of Avalon By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come.

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    1. In 2007 I joined and wrote reviews of some of the books that had most transformed me as a reader I have since, over the years, taken an absurd amount of geek pride that my review of this book is I think the most popular one And for everyone writing GET OVER YOURSELF in the comments, as a response to my using my own little corner of the internet to tell a story about how my life as a writer and a Catholic and a woman was shaped by this book, there were a dozen other women responding OH MY GOD, AR [...]

    2. 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

    3. Good lord, I haven t ever hated a book as much as this one.I picked up The Mists of Avalon because I really love Nordic myths, and usually any stories about King Arthur Everyone seems to adore this book even my librarian told me that this was a really good Arthurian tale Well, it s not It s horrible.First, let me say how turned off I was by all the bashing and hating there was of Christianity And I m saying this as the atheist that I am I don t believe in God, yet that doesn t mean I am not both [...]

    4. 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 8 15 on December 31st You 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 [...]

    5. 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 quick before the next class comes in lecture about how Marion Zimmer Bradley s interpretation skewed wildly from the genre.But I don t care It s a difficult book long and utterly depressing, but it takes the first in depth look at both women and the pagan Celtic religion of Britain, which Christianity usurped around that time Evil sorceress Morgan Le Fay is transfered into mu [...]

    6. This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possibly than I can remember Marion Zimmer Bradley succeeded in breathing new life into the Arthurian saga, and at the same time, she didn t step too far away from the spirit of it Placing the emphasis on the fascinating female characters that shaped the fate of Arthur and of Camelot, she created a monumental work that is now the basis on which most of us rate the works about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.Morg [...]

    7. 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 dis [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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 vaguely nauseous I read the whole thing hoping it would get better, and it didn t, though there are a few good bits Overall I found it offensive to the Arthurian legends, to history, and to women, and being a 15 year old girl who liked fantasy novels did nothing to change this opinion.

    10. There is no such thing as a true tale Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you Again, I feel the need to put my thoughts down about some of the books that changed my life and made me into the guy I am.Those who know me just one tiny bit also know that The Lord of the Rings is my favourite book ever Go a little bit deeper, and you also know that Frank Herbert s Dune is high up on my list [...]

    11. Though I am wont to blame the inescapability of genetics for various aspects of an Epicurean reading of Absurdism, I tend to pause, for some reason, in ascribing gender differences as stringently It s difficult to say if this is simply a bias of wishful egalitarian thinking or truly an outgrowth of my understanding, for precisely the reasons that Epicureus is worthy to interrupt my many Suicides So, when I say that women seem than men to be capable of breaking the Tolkien Curse laid so thickly [...]

    12. Well, there I go again sniffling and crying through the last 10 pages over a bunch of fictional characters that I feel I know better then some real people If ever there was a book to make me believe in the power of magic, then Bradley cast her spell over me when she penned this book.What a sap I am, and what a sap I ll be again the next time I read this D

    13. An excellent Arthurian saga.Written from the point of view of Morgaine, Arthur s half sister and the villian of traditional Arthur tales.Unique in perspective with strong female characters It is a story of love and quite different from any Arthur novel you ll ever read.Marion Zimmer Bradley s best work She paints a vivid picture, rich with depth of characters and relationships One of my favorites, I can read this over and over again.

    14. I read this book when I was in my mid teens, and in the midst of an Arthurian obsession phase These are mythical characters that have been written on so many times and by legendary figures who are almost myths themselves It s a really hard subject to tackle without derision I do think she filled a niche in what could otherwise be a very chauvinistic, idealized genre I haven t read this recently, so I don t know if I would still connect to it as much as I did when I read it all those years ago It [...]

    15. Not that the blurb gives away much of this book and not that I was even remotely interested in it, but a review came up on my feed of someone blacklisting this book Curious, I clicked the links to work out why Here is one which I feel is most impactful deirdre marion zimmer bradTo summarise though, this author supports her husband who was a known pedophile The above link shows her daughter saying the author herself molested her the daughter So, to all my friends who want to read this or any of t [...]

    16. This is kind of a feminist version of the Arthurian legend I say kind of for a reason Nenia s review offers several reasons why it s arguably quasi feminism at best It s well written but I got bored, and it was long winded, and I simply didn t care about any of the characters I didn t find any of them particularly likeable or sympathetic I skimmed most of the second half.

    17. Wow, this is a truly epic retelling of the Arthurian legends epic in length at 850 pages, epic in scale at spanning three to four generations, and epic in its ambition to provide a feminist reinterpretation of a decidedly masculine mythology I wish I could say it was an epic success Instead, Mists of Avalon meanders too much, treading the same ground again and again, almost as if the plot itself has gotten lost in the mists Over and over, pagan and Christian characters debate the oneness of God [...]

    18. Have you ever found yourself reading a book, knowing you re reading crap, but the writing style and the occasional promising plot twist kept you going Maybe I was fooled by Hallmark s production, Merlin, and I expected Morgaine to have a backbone to call her own Zimmer Bradley took whatever hope I had of finding yet another female character to favore and crushed them Morgaine is obsessed with who everyone marries and who gives birth to who as badly as the simple foolish women she describes conte [...]

    19. cronicasdemagrat 2016 07 Me ha gustado much simo y ya nunca ver a personajes como Morgana, Ginebra o Lancelot con los mismos ojosMe ha fascinado especialmente toda la parte pagana y m gica, tan bien hilada y el ambiente melanc lico incluso a veces deprimente Es impresionante la manera en la que la autora nos muestra la transformaci n de la Inglaterra romana pagana hacia la medieval cristiana Fan

    20. When I was about a fourth of the way through The Mists of Avalon, I glanced at some reviews on GoodReads and was disheartened to see that the consensus of many reviews was that the book ended on a FEMINISMRULESMENDROOLSCHRISTIANITYSUX message Thus far I had found the book to be complex than that, but I could see that ending coming, as MZB is not always the subtlest of writers However, at the end I happily conclude that seeing such a reductionist message from the text is a failing on the reader, [...]

    21. This is a feminist work I saw a few one star reviews from dudes AND ladies of this saying that the women were boring or slutty or whatever coded misogyny nonsense, but let me get something off my chest do not confuse having strong female characters with female badass fetishization because this book absolutely has the former The women were strong and they were complex and each one of them had this beautifully woven narrative Feminine unfeminist Spinning, weaving, childbirth, motherhood, sex, peri [...]

    22. What an excellent retelling of Arthurian legend from the women in the classic legends perspective I don t know why I put this off for so long it sat on my shelf gathering dust for far too long This feminist retelling is a must read I know, it s 876 pages long, but it s worth tackling I ve never seen an Arthurian retelling quite like this one I particularly enjoyed how The Merlin and The Lady of the Lake are the titles of an office with multiple people fulfilling those roles Otherwise, it s fasci [...]

    23. I really enjoyed the author s very original take on this famous legend Having Morgaine as a sympathetic character instead of the usual villain of the piece I thought worked very well Only four stars from me though because I felt the story faltered many times especially with the constant repetitive bickering between characters about Christianity versus paganism Obviously this was central to the book but there was just too much And Gwenhwyfar was just awful I have never had much sympathy for her w [...]

    24. This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur y Castell blog.I ve been actively reading and reviewing books for a year and a half now In that time, my criteria for rating a book on the one to five stars scale has changed a couple of times A few things still hold true The book has to be exceptional and leave an indelible impression to get a five star rating from me Three stars remains my meh rating It s a book that I can objectively call a good one, something I might have even enjoyed reading [...]

    25. This book has been important to me for a long time It s billed as a feminist retelling of the King Arthur tale What s feminist about it is the radical notion that women should be able to learn to read books and play music, and maybe we shouldn t focus so much on them being the originators of all sin because of that pesky eating of the apple or pomegranate, depending on who s doing the interpretation The main characters include those that were familiar to me at least in name Arthur, Lancelot, and [...]

    26. I have heard for years nothing but glowing recommendations for this book, yet I am still amazed by the intensity with which this story touched me Marion Zimmer Bradley is an incredible storyteller with impressive knowledge of the ancient Goddess based spirituality The history and mysticism are clearly well researched, and the writing is lyrical, palpable, and quite beautiful In this retelling of the Arthurian legend which parallels, too, the Celtic mythology of Finn MacCool the Fenians, and the [...]

    27. This book is one of those that I would consider required reading Marion Zimmer Bradley s telling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of Morgaine is so captivating that even twenty years later, I come back to it.It s the story of Britain after Rome has faded but the influence of Rome, particularly through spreading Christianity hasn t Britain is on the cusp where the spread of Christianity is eclipsing the native, ancient religion You ll see all the familiar names from the legend, Arth [...]

    28. What can I say about this book I understand that this is largely considered to be one of the great classics of modern fantasy literature But personally, I found it to be a tedious, repetitive, grossly innaccurate affair that has little redeeming value To be fair, I have to applaud Bradley for the sheer audacity of what she attempts to accomplish with this book it s not an easy job re conceiving the vast array of Arthurian legends Perhaps she merely bit off a lot than she could chew But neverthe [...]

    29. This is the book that made me fall in love with the fantasy genre, I think For most people it might be Lord of the Rings, however I find Avalon books much intriguing and easier to read I don t mean that they are poorly written or cheap, it s the opposite actually I read this book as a teenagerand still feel the sadness in this book This is somehow the story of how Christianity ate Paganism, but not only that, there is much to it Don t be disheartened by the size of the book, it hooks from the [...]

    30. So basically, this author supports her paedophile husband and has previously molested her own daughter Sorry, but that s not someone I m willing to support and I d strongly recommend doing the same More info in Amber s review and in this article on it.

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