The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

Hainish Cycle

Ursula K. Le Guin

fiction classics science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging reflective medium-paced

304 pages | first published 1969

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‘Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new’ Two people, until recently strangers, find themselves on a long, tortuous and dangerous journey across the ice. One is an outcast, forced to ...
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Moods

reflective 75%
adventurous 71%
challenging 50%
emotional 37%
mysterious 21%
tense 19%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 34% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

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