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Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Mar 12, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: total-kid-stuff
Recommended for: folks toen between Go Ask Alice and Paul Zindel
Read from March 01 to 11, 2010

If I'd read this at 17, it might have resonated with me soundly. As it was, it felt like I was reading a workshop exercise called "Unreliable narrator." It seems like and I hate to disparage Le Guin in any way but a way to cash in on the novel trope of lost teens in the 70's.
E.g.: Owen makes a big fuss about how he's transcribing the words from an audiotape he made at the beginning of the work. This is never mentioned again. Not acceptable missus!

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