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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

readingphoebe's review against another edition

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

4.5

juansnchz's review

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adventurous emotional informative reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

I loved this book! Although it was written in the 70s, it's so contemporary! The discussions about colonizing other planets, different economic mechanisms, the characteristics of human nature, our stewardship of the environment, etc. 
LeGuin writes so well you're immediately immersed into Anarres and Urras and feel like watching the narrative unfold. 

anpu325's review against another edition

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5.0

The kind of book that changes how you see the world forever after. Vivid and very quotable, Le Guin imagines a more just way of organizing society without giving in to the temptation to create a utopia. Always a wonder to read and always inspiring.

toriaberry's review

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challenging hopeful inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

michaelko's review against another edition

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challenging hopeful inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

drfnpatri's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

fowzee's review against another edition

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5.0

a book that explores so much questions… how will people act after 100 years of anarchism? how will they think, what do they value? le guins image of capitalist countries was so interesting too.. I somehow felt A-Io was supposed to be a version of America and Thu the Soviet Union? plus the exploration of women and patriarchy and liberation was fascinating ! so many thoughts on this but overall it is just soooooo so good.. i’m going to miss these character and these worlds so much. Le Guin is a genius.

may we all be reborn on Anarres ! <3

krystaldelusion's review against another edition

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challenging reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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lushani's review against another edition

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challenging hopeful inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • 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

3.75

The book is awesome, but I didn’t like the speaker of the audio book that much

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tashabell's review against another edition

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challenging informative inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0