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The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Apr 30, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, witches-wizards, enjoyable, dragons, read-in-2011
Read from April 10 to 29, 2011

I honestly really did like this book. It was a little hard to keep on pressing forward because I guess the way it's written is a little daunting. It's mostly description that the author uses, and dialogue is not the strongest forte in this book. That's why I like it so much. It's different than the books that are being written now; It has the element of sending the plot of the story by just using diction. The world that Guin created throughout this trilogy truly is beautiful, and it's nothing like I have ever encountered because in my fantasy books. Other books who try to create another world seem to fail with their feeble attempt to recreate something worthy of their own storyline, but this other world that was in this book captivated me. It was accented with the descriptive sentences that was used to tell the reader how the scenes are being laid out. All the characters balance each other out, and each one helps the reader understand the characters are the whole.

What really captivated me with this book was the fact that I had to actually take the time to think through the philosophy Ged had to say. It wasn't as straightforward - and the book itself wasn't that straightforward either - compared to other books. I love me some books I can take the time to think about, and come to conclusions on my own, and Guin's series did exactly that. I wish that more books were written that way, but sadly, it's a lost aren't, isn't it?

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