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

176 pages | first published 1971

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A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one man's dreams control the fate of humanity. In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up on...
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Moods

reflective 71%
dark 47%
challenging 42%
mysterious 40%
tense 33%
adventurous 28%
emotional 23%
sad 13%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 8%
funny 6%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 30%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 39% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 34% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.09