I inhaled this book over a long weekend and I’m currently suffering a book hangover. I can’t stop thinking about this novel, and don’t intend to any time soon. Here’s my spoiler-free review.
What I found fascinating about this book (aside from everything else, because it’s brilliant), was the three personalities of the main character.
While you may think this is a novel about political intrigue, it’s actually more of a love story.
This is the kind of novel I’ll reread on a bad day for many years to come. It’s rare to find books that comfort you like that. And yet–and yet, there’s something I can’t reconcile with: their incredible privilege.
Ultimately this is a story about the one that got away. The book wonders what could have been. Therein lies its tragedy.
My thoughts on my first Ursula Le Guin novel.