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Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin
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May 16, 12

bookshelves: fantasy, thesis-reading, short-stories
Read from April 29 to May 16, 2012

This collection represents a new side of Le Guin's writing for me. I have only read the first three of her Earthsea books before, and perhaps also a short story or two, so reading a collection of realistic stories from her seemed to be a bit odd. In truth, most of these stories are not as good as the Earthsea books, and the better stories are the ones that have some sort of magical tone or atmosphere to them, like "Imaginary Countries" or "The Lady of Moge." There were a lot of wonderful, well-crafted Le Guin sentences in this volume, but overall it wasn't as good as I was hoping for. I won't come back to this volume as a whole again, but some of the stories will bear rereading.
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Reading Progress

04/29/2012 page 10
5.0%
05/06/2012 page 89
43.0% "I am going slowly through this one. The stories are good, but very different from the Le Guin I am used to."
05/06/2012 page 89
43.0% "I am going slowly through this one. The stories are good, but very different from the Le Guin I am used to."
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