Review: The TellingEditorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Christopher Saunders
Ursula K. Le Guin's latest novel, THE TELLING, is a creaking but lovingly wrought meditation on tolerance set against a backdrop that bears a striking resemblance to China's invasion and occupation of Tibet. To create credible otherworldly allegory without appearing transparent or heavyhanded is the burden of the science fiction writer, and Le Guin, considered a pioneer in the genre, has made a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing
Has much of the usual magnificence of LeGuin's writing, though with a tad too much Telling in the first half or so of the book. Nevertheless, a satisfying conclusion, and worthwhile read. Read full review
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I re-read this book every few years, and it changes my life in new ways each time. It is about finding and preserving our humanity in oppressive societies. The depth and nuance of the main character allow her to explore these big issues in a way that is real, personal, and not too 'preachy'.
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raschneid - LibraryThing
Spare, thoughtful, and beautiful like all of her Hainish novels. Not heavy on plot, but a fascinating, organic world to explore. Read full review