Re: [mythsoc] Lawhead
>From: "Joan Marie Verba" <verba001@...>I enjoyed reading most of _Avalon_ but I thought it was very flawed. It
>Oh, I thought Avalon was just wonderful. I was very surprised it did not
>make the final ballot for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Adult awards. I was
>surprised I enjoyed Avalon so much because I read one of Lawhead's earlier
>works and was not impressed.
started out well and then degraded once he actually became king. I can
believe one, very special character being reincarnated under the
but he just threw too many at us (Jenny, Kai, and a couple of the less major
characters). Once the Morgan le Fey character came onstage, it really got
worse. (I read a library copy so I don't have it here to look up the
names I can't remember.)
- At 6:02 PM -0400 6/30/00, Paul F. Labaki wrote:
>My sentiments echo Joan's exactly. I was not looking forward to readingLawhead's earliest books seem rather awful. The Paradise War series I
>Avalon and was wonderfully surprised. It just reinforces the old saw that
>one cannot judge a book by its cover, or at least, shouldn't.
>> Oh, I thought Avalon was just wonderful. I was very surprised it did not
>> make the final ballot for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Adult awards. I was
>> surprised I enjoyed Avalon so much because I read one of Lawhead's earlier
>> works and was not impressed.
enjoy. Even to re-reading. The current "Celtic Crusades" novels don't
work so well for me. First one was on getting the Lance of Longinus
(where did that legend arise?) the second on a fragment of the True