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Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Feb 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sf, archealogical-fiction
Read in June, 2009

Le Guin is amazing and this is an amazing effort. An anthropoligist from the present visits the far far future and this is the report sent back home. It's filled with poetry and myths, descriptions of rituals and ceremonies and little autobiographical sketches. In the back she has appendices and a dictionary. It's awe inspiring. As for reading it. . .that's a little more difficult. There is no plot, very little actual story, no beginning and no end. And I probably spent 3 or 4 months working my way through it. Was it worth it? Definitely. All things Le Guin are worth it. Has she written better stuff? Absolutely.

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