Book Review: The Dispossessed

After the excitement of a big move, and then the Armory show (did I mention I’m an artist?) – I finally found the time to finish The Dispossessed. As with its predecessor, The Left Hand of Darkness, this book was rife with metaphor and philosophical explorations. The notion that utopia is not a place free of flaws is refreshing in a world that is currently seemingly filled with dystopia stories. It seemed particularly apt that the two societies were in the most basic sense socialist and capitalist given the current political climate. It was an interesting rumination regarding personal choice and perspective. I found it interesting, but not necessarily a page turner. Certainly geared more towards the literary reader than the sci-fi thrill seeker.


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