The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Word for World Is Forest

Hainish Cycle #5

Ursula K. Le Guin

fiction fantasy science fiction challenging reflective medium-paced

189 pages | first published 1972

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The award-winning masterpiece by one of today's most honored writers, Ursula K. Le Guin The Word for World is Forest When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altere...
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Moods

reflective 73%
dark 64%
challenging 42%
sad 41%
adventurous 32%
tense 29%
emotional 28%
inspiring 9%
hopeful 7%
mysterious 5%
informative 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 35%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 26% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 21% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.96

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