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Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore, #1)
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Candiss (Tantara) | 1208 comments Mod
If you've finished reading Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin, this is the place to share your thoughts with the group.

Caution: There will likely be **SPOILERS** in this thread.


message 2: by aPriL does feral sometimes (last edited Jul 06, 2017 02:34AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

aPriL does feral sometimes  (CheshireScratch) | 159 comments This book often made me angry because of the ignorance and misogyny of the Uplands culture, but ultimately I loved it despite my indignation.

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Chris (HeronCFR) | 193 comments I thought the book was well written. It's Ursula K LeGuin, of course, what else would I expect? The main characters were well drawn, and the world was strangely compelling. Yet it was a very grim and discouraging world, where the gifts were used only for destruction. They weren't really evil, just venal. I kept looking for the people who had gifts to build and create but never found them. I was glad to see our two main characters ultimately reject this world view, hoping for something better.


Bill (kernos) | 331 comments Chris wrote: "I thought the book was well written. It's Ursula K LeGuin, of course, what else would I expect? The main characters were well drawn, and the world was strangely compelling. Yet it was a very grim a..."

But by the ending the 2 protagonists realized that and set out to change their ways.

Has anyone read the other 2 books in the series?


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