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Why Ursula K. Le Guin Should Shut the Hell Up about Amazon

Last week the prolific and duly respected author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a guest blog post for the Book View Café entitled “Up the Amazon with the BS Machine… 1,158 more words


Rocannon's World (Ursula K. Le Guin)

It is incredibly difficult for me to judge this book accurately, on its own merits. Originally published fifty years ago, it and others of its type have been so influential that I don’t know if it was new and groundbreaking at the time or run-of-the-mill. 559 more words


to know what endures

Peace: to accept what must be, to know what endures.

To know what endures is to be openhearted …

Photographs – autumn beach

Quotes – Chapter 16, Returning to the Root.   11 more words


A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Quartet): Book Review

So, this has been on my list for a long, long time and I’m so glad I finally got round to reading it.

A Wizard of Earthsea… 423 more words

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Book Review -- The Compass Rose (1982) by Ursula K. Le Guin

[This is the third instalment in my No Man’s Land Reading Project, for which, in an effort to right a statistical imbalance, I’ll read only books by non-male authors for the duration of 2015. 704 more words


"To see a candle's light, one must take it into a dark place." erm how about no, Ursula K. Le Guin?

Old poems, old words, same old, same old.

Ursula K. Le Guin, I will declare with impudence and the requisite audacity, did a suck-all job of Arren and so much so that after my having committed to myself to read the six books of the Earthsea cycle, I am stuck like a fly in a glow worm’s saliva borne threads on the third one. 221 more words


The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, Reviewed

I finally sat down with Le Guin’s The Dispossessed and am really glad I did. Le Guin gets pigeonholed as just a sci-fi writer (she talks about it… 667 more words

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