Cover of The Lathe of Heaven.

The Lathe of Heaven

author: Ursula K. Le Guin (1971)
date read: 2018-02-27
pages: 176
lists: scifi
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

I liked the premise of one person (well. -ish) changing the world via dreams, inclusing heavy retroactive changes. I liked the characterisations, and the overall themes, even if the pacing was a bit off. I even agree with the (Taoist) philosophy shown behind it, but I don’t like being shown philosophies forcefully in books, and this felt like it. Not even close to horrible Narnia levels, but … tending to a bit Philip-K-Dick style storytelling. Didn’t enjoy the last third for that reason. A good book, for sure – but not close to my favourite Le Guin books.

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