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Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Nov 04, 09

While I do love UKLG, this one just didn't do it for me. I got bored. I think she is way, way more into pre-Roman history than I am. I know she's not a plot-heavy person, she loves setting and everyday life. It's just this particular setting I found uninteresting. I think if you're into Classical Studies, you might like this.
What I did find really interesting about the book was Lavinia's relationship with the author, and the idea of fictional characters existing on some real level. As well I liked the idea of prophecies and oracles (and dreams, Le Guin loves her dreams) -- they're a big motif in Greek and Roman literature, and the idea of knowing what is going to happen in the future, but not how, is an interesting one that weighs heavily in this book.
The last few paragraphs of the book were excellent.

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