The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

fiction dystopian fantasy science fiction speculative fiction reflective medium-paced

194 pages | first published 1971

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In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where ...
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Moods

reflective 71%
dark 48%
mysterious 43%
challenging 42%
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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