Book Reviews of The Lathe of Heaven

The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9780380013203
ISBN-10: 0380013207
Publication Date: 2/1995
Pages: 175
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Interesting book
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George Orr's dreams do change the world. He is the only one who knows it...he and the power-mad psychiatrist who is forcing George to dream a new reality, a better reality, free from war, disease, overpopulation and all human misery.
But for every man-made dream of utopia, there is a terrifying unforeseeable consequence, and George must dream and dream again, forever seeking a perfect future. Until the very essence of cosmic reality begins to disintegrate.
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A little bit more of an experimental, adult offering by a great science-fiction athor sometimes known for her young adult fiction.
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Very interesing. A good short read.
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I was disapointed with this book. I found the writing dry and boring in bits. I had seen the remake movie of Lathe of Heaven and enjoyed it very much but was bored when I read the book. I believe that it's just the particular writing style of the author that doesn't attract me. I read another book by her that I barely made it through.

It is a good story but the writing just drags it down.
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A very good example of LeGuinn's writing. Won both Hugo & Nebula awards.