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

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zalesbian's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


A very slow start. But once I got to page 120, or so, I couldn't put it down. It was captivating and very tense.
As a gender queer individual myself, I found the first part of the book to be dull I felt like the hero was projecting his gender too strongly on these people. But that was very much the point, and Ursula K Le Guin did an excellent job of altering his, and ours, perception as the story progressed.

Ultimately, it was a love story. It was Broke Back Mountain set on an alien planet and I loved it.

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