The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

Hainish Cycle #4

Ursula K. Le Guin

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304 pages | first published 1969

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On the planet Winter, there is no gender. The Gethenians can become male or female during each mating cycle, and this is something that humans find incomprehensible. The Ekumen of Known Worlds has sent an ethnologist to study the Gethenians on ...
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Moods

reflective 74%
adventurous 71%
challenging 51%
emotional 38%
mysterious 22%
tense 18%
dark 17%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 17%
sad 16%
informative 5%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 34% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

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