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message 1: by Candi (new)

Candi Excellent review, Lizzy. I read this book a year or two ago and found it to be a delightful surprise. I agree - so much more than science fiction. I found both the relationship between Genly and Estraven and their journey to be extremely affecting.


message 2: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I like your take of anti-prejudice, rather than feminist. I really wanted to like the book on that account (but unfortunately, I didn't).


message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I usually enjoy reading how you tackle thematics in the books you read, Lizzy.


message 4: by Seemita (new)

Seemita How wonderful to see a book defying its genre and covering much larger scope without betraying its reader! Wonderful encapsulation of Le Guin's vision, Lizzy.


message 5: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Candi wrote: "Excellent review, Lizzy. I read this book a year or two ago and found it to be a delightful surprise. I agree - so much more than science fiction. I found both the relationship between Genly and Es..."

Thanks Candi for your kind words. I'm glad we agreed in our enjoyment of Le Guin's book. I have to read more of her work. L.


message 6: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Cecily wrote: "I like your take of anti-prejudice, rather than feminist. I really wanted to like the book on that account (but unfortunately, I didn't)."

That's a reality we have to face each time we start reading something, Cecily. Not all books are for everybody, otherwise, it would be so boring. Don't you think? Anyway, a pity you didn't enjoy it. Thanks. L.


message 7: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Cheryl wrote: "I usually enjoy reading how you tackle thematics in the books you read, Lizzy."

Thanks, Cheryl. L.


message 8: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Seemita wrote: "How wonderful to see a book defying its genre and covering much larger scope without betraying its reader! Wonderful encapsulation of Le Guin's vision, Lizzy."

Indeed, Seemita, this is a book that goes beyond genres and speaks against prejudice. Thanks. L.


message 9: by Sam (new)

Sam What a brilliant review, Lizzy! I must read this!!!


message 10: by Lizzy (last edited Feb 26, 2017 05:14PM) (new)

Lizzy Sam wrote: "What a brilliant review, Lizzy! I must read this!!!"

Oh, Sam, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind words. Yes, read it and enjoy. L.


message 11: by Geoff (new)

Geoff Boxell One of my favourite SF books: it raised so many questions in my mind, and still does.


message 12: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Geoff wrote: "One of my favourite SF books: it raised so many questions in my mind, and still does."

Indeed, Geof. Thanks for your comment. L.


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