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Old 10-24-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: The Garden State
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My friend just gave me the book and said it was a good read. Has anyone read this book?
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Yes, I've read this and most of the writings by this author. She has a large body of science fiction work I enjoy (Darkover Series).

I believe I liked how the tables were turned in Mists of Avalon to a female perspective.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:37 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Yes, I've read the book a few times. It is an excellent book. I first read it for a project in my high school English class. Like ontheroad mentioned, the book takes place during the King Arthur period, but is told from the female perspective. Very interesting. The book starts a little slow (or seemed like that to me in high school), but it is worth it.

There was a made-for-TV movie based on this book that came out several years ago...I think on TNT or something. Julianna Margulies from ER was in the movie as well as Anjelica Huston & Joan Allen.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Never read the book, but enjoyed the movie.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I read it about 10 years ago. I loved it, but never read it again. I don't usually go for fantasy. It was kinda epic.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I loathe the book. I've honestly never been able to finish the entire thing.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Maybe you have to believe in magic a little bit to enjoy the Mists of Avalon. I read it years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave my copy to a friend before I had a chance to read it again, but would definitely reread the book.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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I loved the book and have read the whole series! I enjoyed the Arthurian tale told from another point of view. The book is written from a pagan's perspective (the main character being a priestess involved with Druids) during the time when Christianity was taking hold of the British Isle. I'm pretty open to other religious perspectives so this book was not a problem for me, but if you have a religious belief that strongly opposes paganism this may not be the book for you.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I loved the book and have read the whole series! I enjoyed the Arthurian tale told from another point of view. The book is written from a pagan's perspective (the main character being a priestess involved with Druids) during the time when Christianity was taking hold of the British Isle. I'm pretty open to other religious perspectives so this book was not a problem for me, but if you have a religious belief that strongly opposes paganism this may not be the book for you.
ditto for me! I lovedlovedloved this series!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Great read, especially if you are a King Arthur fan, or know any of the legend. It is neat getting the female perspective. For those of you who liked the movie, the book is even better.
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