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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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May 12, 2010

really liked it
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Read from May 06 to 12, 2010

The Left Hand of Darkness was brilliant. It took a while to get started, but once I got past the set up and into the story, I couldn't put it down. I'm not one for politics, so a lot of the explanations of the political factions in Karhide and Orgota was a bit boring, but the novel's portrayal was totally worth it. Le Guin masterfully balanced the foreignness and the familiarity of the Genthens. The developing relationship between Estraven and Genly was well constructed, and the price of achieving Genly's mission was a shock. All in all, I thought this was a brilliant example of a thought provoking science fiction novel!

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Reading Progress

05/06/2010 page 5
1.64% "After the Intro, I LOVE Ursula K. Le Guin! Can't wait to read more!"
05/10/2010 page 164
53.95% "Not so sure about this...I'm enjoying it, but I don't find politics in space anymore interesting than I find them here."
05/10/2010 page 220
72.37% "Ok, it's getting much better now! I really like Estraven, I would have liked more of his side all along! Yay for journey stories!"
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