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The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780708880814 (0708880819)
Publisher: Futura
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Hainish Cycle (#4)
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The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Wholeness, duality, I and Thou
I did not want this to end. I feel a bit bereft, and very emotional, and somewhat fragile (even if Rokkanon's World had prepared me for the possibility). And in awe. Dazzled in awe of how Le Guin can weave this beautiful settings to address concepts, limitations, canons of society, give them new per...
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Left Hand of Darkness
I´ve been dragging my feet with this review. Where to begin with it? First off, I really enjoyed reading this science fiction novel. I have never read anything quite like it before. The story is still lingering on my mind and it´s been a couple of days since I finished it. Le Guin does an exceptio...
Aerin rated it
4.0 Review: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
Though I last read The Left Hand of Darkness some fifteen years ago, it had been on my mind frequently as my first North Dakota winter got underway. As the temperature plummeted to -20°F (feeling even colder with the wind rushing down from the icy north), as the snow piled up in feet, as a simple wa...
Yzabel rated it
2.0 The Left Hand of Darkness
The society and humans depicted in this book have fascinating sides: for instance, the subtle and complex social/political/cultural dance of 'shifgrethor'; or the fact that Gethen's inhabitants are sexually neutral most of the time, except during 'kemmer', where they get sexually active and can beco...
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 The Left Hand of Darkness
"The old days or the new times, somer or kemmer, love is love."Ok, so I really have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the, for its time, daring message and play on gender and roles, and the journey that the characters go on, but I really could not get invested in the characters or the s...
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