[LMB] Amazon's 100 sci-fi and fantasy list

Antoine Guillaud antoineperso at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 08:02:16 GMT 2020


Well in the series "can't believe", wondering what the Mists of Avalon are
doing there. It is one of those instances where I really, really can't
separate the author and the works, and for me, both belong to oblivion.

Antoine

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 3:06 AM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
wrote:

> On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote, re Amazon's list:
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=pe_845430_472717500_pe_b3_reftag/?node=12661600011
> :
> >
> > I can't believe 'Dark is Rising' is on the list - such an old book, and
> an
> > Arthur-fantasy at that!
>
> I don't understand your objections.  Many of the books on the list are
> older, such as Lord of the Rings, Dune, and The Last Unicorn.  And while
> Dark Is Rising may be Arthur-adjacent, it is not itself Arthurian.  And
> that book is awfully good, even if the whole series has some flaws.
>
> Katherine
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