The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Dispossessed


Ms Le Guin is an incredible writer.

Positives: The characters jump off the page. The plot is captivating, even if you disagree with the premise or rationale. The interactions are real, human, and insightful. The style draws attention, deflects, and re-orients over and again with a rare mastery seen in any genre. The conclusion, unquestionably one of the most memorable of any book I have ever read.

Negatives: There is that whole Utopia thing which is hard to avoid, but it works. There is the physics question on the table, but it is a miniscule point.

Conclusion: Need you ask? It is Le Guin. Read it. Have you kids read it. It is that good.