MZB (was Lackey)

Kathleen Jennings s368333 at
Mon Jun 24 07:54:56 EDT 2002

> Which one DID you like (unless it was TH White)?

Of course it was TH White (Sword in the Stone, at least)!

> deal of good fantasy  available. Has anyone seen
> Gormenghast - I missed it when it was on and it
> doesn't seem to be on Video?

I loved the film. Brilliant and visually amazing. Unfortunately I'm not in a
position to compare it to the original. The film prompted me to read it, but
a friend made off with it and I'm waiting for the return!


Hve blásnautt er hjarta sem einskis saknar.
How destitute is a heart that misses nothing.
       - Ýmir, Einar Benediktsson
Kathleen Jennings
s368333 at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Noble" <jon_p_noble at>
To: <dwj at>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: MZB (was Lackey)

> --- Kathleen Jennings <s368333 at>
> wrote:
> > In a brief mental lapse I managed to confuse Lackey
> > with mzBradley. Probably
> > because I really didn't like Mists of Avalon. I'd
> > like to know people's
> > opinions on it, whether I should tackle it again.
> I liked it better than the Darkovers (aside my wife
> calls one of her items of clothing Marion because it
> is a "dark overcoat"), but prefered the one about
> Cassandra even more. Mists of Avalon does have far too
> many new-agey overtones which is a guaranteed turn of
> for me. But i did think it was a vaild extension of
> the Matter of Britain, better than most (not as good
> as Th White - but as good as mary Stewart or Parke
> Godwin). One day I'll have to try Tolstoy's one about
> Merlin again. My wife and daughters all love it.
>  had reached the conclusion long ago that
> > there was only one
> > Arthurian fantasy I could actually stomach and on
> > top of that I was sick of
> > druids. So I didn't enjoy it one bit (and didn't
> > finish it either). So I ask
> > people with clearer heads - will I have happier
> > memories if I pick it up
> > again.

> > (Just found out that there was a movie made of it
> > last year).
> I have seen this on DVD, not too bad really, for
> something to watch - lets face it there is not a great

> Jon Noble
> /
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