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Offline Angry Monk

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Should I read Marion Zimmer Bradley?
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:54:29 PM »
A friend bought me a copy of The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. She had really enjoyed the novel, knew I like fantasy fiction, and thought that I would like it. I had never read any Bradley, but I am a fan of King Arthur fiction. I thought I would do a bit of research on the author.

Holy shit! What a depressing and upsetting result! I feel sick to my stomach. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/27/sff-community-marion-zimmer-bradley-daughter-accuses-abuse

I know I should try to separate the art from the artist, but I'm not sure I can in this case. I also don't want to tell my friend about Bradley's crimes and probably ruin a treasured memory for her.

What do you all think?
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Re: Should I read Marion Zimmer Bradley?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 09:49:58 PM »
I see allegations that will likely never lead to trial because the accused is dead. At this point, money spent on MZB's books certainly doesn't benefit her, so nobody has to consider whether or not they're helping support the accused.

I may go pick up more of her work because I don't think I read it all when it was published. I remember mostly liking what I read.
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Re: Should I read Marion Zimmer Bradley?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:11:39 PM »
I guess that's all true. I just wonder if I can get over that the author was a lying, creepy pedophile.
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