The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin with Susan O'Malley (Narrator)

fiction dystopian fantasy science fiction speculative fiction reflective medium-paced

6 hours, 48 minutes | first published 1971

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George Orr is a man who discovers he has the peculiar ability to dream things into being -- for better or for worse. In desperation, he consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him -- but who, it soon becomes clear, has his own plans for Ge...
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Summary of 4354 reviews

Moods

reflective 71%
dark 48%
mysterious 43%
challenging 41%
tense 34%
adventurous 28%
emotional 25%
sad 15%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 7%
funny 5%
informative 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 30%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 33% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 33% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.09

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