The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five by Doris Lessing

The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five

Canopus in Argos #2

Doris Lessing

244 pages first pub 1980 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous reflective slow-paced
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This is a tale of love - and of the ancient war between men and women - that beguiles and charms like a true fable. It follows Shikasta, which Time magazine hailed as Dazzling. . . . At once a brief history of the world, a tract against human dest...

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Community Reviews Summary of 74 reviews


adventurous 75%
mysterious 75%
reflective 75%
emotional 50%
sad 50%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 25%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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