A review by youngthespian42
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin


I loved Le Guin’s writing style and the world building of this nice is impressive in a relatively short novel.

I was disappointed the political intrigue didn’t go deeper and fizzled out. The back 1/3 of the novel becomes an adventure novel and drags. The book felt slow but also rushed right at the end.

I intent to read more of the Hainish cycle. It’s a short read if you’re on the fence. It’s interesting to see where modern sci-fi got inspiration from. The cozier parts of the book and focus on friendship really reminded me of Becky Chambers.