The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

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fiction dystopian fantasy science fiction speculative fiction reflective medium-paced

6 hours, 48 minutes | 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 one da...
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Moods

reflective 72%
dark 50%
mysterious 43%
challenging 41%
tense 35%
adventurous 29%
emotional 26%
sad 16%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 7%
funny 6%
informative 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 31%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 34% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 34% | 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: 16% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.09

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