The ones who walk away from Omelas  by Ursula K. Le Guin

The ones who walk away from Omelas

Ursula K. Le Guin

32 pages first pub 1973 (editions) user-added

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Some inhabitants of a peaceful kingdom cannot tolerate the act of cruelty that underlies its happiness.***The story 'Omelas" was first published in [b:'New Dimensions 3' (1973)|5363188], a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by [a:Robert S...

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Community Reviews Summary of 47 reviews

Moods

reflective 89%
dark 60%
challenging 53%
sad 28%
emotional 17%
mysterious 17%
tense 14%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

fast 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | N/A: 33%

Strong character development?

N/A: 46% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 13%

Average rating

4.22

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