Ursula K Le Guin: Left Hand of Darkness

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Posted by Sulkyblue (21st Apr 2005, 12:45)

This is an interesting concept and story and I can see why it seems to be considered such a classic, although I think maybe I was expecting a little too much of it and hence was disappointed. There were a few flaws in the storytelling that dropped me out of the narative and frustrated me. There were a number of places where I felt it slipped out of the concept of the world. I also got a little peeved at the occasional sexist comments. That said it's a spectacular piece of world building and storytelling which uses some interesting techniques and tricks to elegantly communicate the concepts and plot without dragging anything out.

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