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Gravelight by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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May 23, 2011

did not like it

The plot was dull and predictable; the pace slow.

The book is set in WV - my home state. MZB relied heavily on "hillbilly" stereotypes for the town of Morton - which I found irritating because all she did is reinforce ideas that aren't true. I know - it's all fiction, but I'm getting really tired of everyone thinking I don't wear shoes, have teeth, or an education because certain people in the entertainment industry knowingly relied on an outdated cliche for characters. Then again, the end of that statement sums up a major flaw with the whole series - MZB relies on cliches and stereotypes far too much for any of her characters to be taken seriously.

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