Review:

The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin

“The old days or the new times, somer or kemmer, love is love.”

Ok, so I really have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the, for its time, daring message and play on gender and roles, and the journey that the characters go on, but I really could not get invested in the characters or the story.

The setting and use of words that are obviously “other-worldly” made me feel alien to the story, which I guess is part of the books point. It kept me from wanting to follow the subtleties in the dialogues closely, tho, so I was tempted to skim read a substantial part of the book – as I really could not get into it.

 

Disappointing. I really thought I would have liked this more than I did.

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