The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Do I like this book?
I’m really not sure. Maybe I should have followed the GR reading order, as at the start I was very confused. But this tale of two separate planets, seen through the eyes of the intelligent & (originally) idealistic Shevek parallels our own society. Communism or Capitalism? Which system is better?
I particularly like this quote:
“My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence; we did not adapt. We destroyed ourselves. But we destroyed the world first.
The whole impact of the book took me over then. Overall, this book was a far better read for me from 70% on.
Read with The Women’s Classic Literature Group.