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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Dec 09, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: female-authors, sci-fi, gender-or-sexuality-issues, own
Read from September 04 to 13, 2010

Part of my Gender-Bending Sci-Fi month.

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Reading Progress

09/06/2010 page 49
16.0% "Going slowly. I'm trying to savor the writing, but also trying to wrap my head around the terms and names."
09/11/2010 page 155
51.0% "Have to keep reminding myself what shifgrethor means."

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message 4: by Jayme (new)

Jayme I'm glad you liked it. This is one I definitely have to read soon.

Cindy Yeah, it's really worth it. I was debating whether or not to write a review, because so many other folks had written eloquent, succinct reviews.

I was particularly enlightened by the way the story shines a light on gender relations and how they shape almost everything we do. Gives you lots to think about.

message 2: by Jayme (new)

Jayme I vote that you review it. I like reading reviews from people I know better than the ones listed with the books.

Cindy Haha, Ok, ok! I think I actually jotted down some notes somewhere...

BTW, I'm trying to read some other 'gender-bending' sci-fi this month, and I just started Playing God, which has a different take on sexuality, gender, and politics.

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