[Pages Read: 313] As I crossed over into the final 100 pages, I felt like we were bound to not have anything exciting happen. Yes, we had learned some very interesting facts about Sevek’s life on Annares, and how he came to be the man that he is today. Particularly we were given the sense […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"
[Pages Read: 215] My first update from New York. Finding time to read was a bit difficult given that I spent the past week driving across the country, but we finally settled in and got some good work done. We’ve been given a few more insights into Shevek’s past Anarres, and now we start to […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"
[Pages Read: 91] Shevek is on Earth. We’re finally given that revelation (although for a moment I doubted my assumption given the mention of Terra). We’re also given mention to the Hainish people, and how they have limited contact with the humans in this story. It would be interesting to known how the timeline of […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"
[Pages Read: 55] Of course life intervenes and throws off my posting schedule. Between going on a trip to visit friends in Dallas, packing for a move, and leaving in a week to work on a project in New York for 5 weeks – life is hectic and reading is something I do for like […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"
Started The Dispossessed last night, although I know my reading for the next few days will be intermittent with a trip to visit friends planned this weekend. This is the fifth novel published in the Hainish Universe, although my understanding is that chronologically speaking it is considered the first. As its predecessor, it won both the Hugo […]Read more "Current Book: The Dispossessed"
I have a good old fashioned cold to thank for plowing through this book so quickly. Time well spent though. In the end this book does a good job of tying up the plot points, the ending is a bit as expected – but with novels like this it is hard to decide if that […]Read more "Book Review: The Left Hand of Darkness"
[Pages Read: 220] Now the unannounced shifts in viewpoints begin to make sense. We’re given a big shift in the plot that finally reunites Estraven and Mr. Ai in the relationship we could always tell they were moving towards. While the asides and general history/myths included in the text certainly enrich the story and give […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Left Hand of Darkness"