Book Reviews of The Telling

The Telling
The Telling
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9781857983326
ISBN-10: 1857983327
Publication Date: 10/10/2002
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Paperback
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excellent read. down the l'engle alley at times.
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A thought-provoking and intriguing speculation on the future of humanity from Ursula K. Le Guin. An Observer arrives on an isolated planet, only to discover that the past is alive and kicking under the surface veneer of a strictly regimented revolutionary society. Free speech, tradition and historical change are only some of the topics explored in this excellent fable from the sci-fi master.
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In an unspecified future where humankind travels between inhabited planets, a young woman from Earth is sent to learn what she can about the vanished and repressed history of a culture contaminated and utterly remade in the image of The Corporation.

Le Guin's strength is not, and never has been, in characterizaion, but in imagining other ways of thinking and being. This is a bit opaque at times, and not a particularly fast read, but it does include some thought-provoking notions.
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What is truth? How do we learn the right way? Is the newest always the best? How can we tell the story if it hasn't ended yet?