The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed

Hainish Cycle

Ursula K. Le Guin

387 pages first pub 1974 (editions)

fiction science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging reflective medium-paced
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Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this ...

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Moods

reflective 83%
challenging 61%
adventurous 47%
inspiring 43%
hopeful 36%
emotional 22%
informative 17%
tense 15%
dark 12%
mysterious 9%
sad 8%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 39%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 43% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 15% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

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