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  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publish Date: 2012-09-11
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    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-03-22 06:00:08

    A "Must Read" in classic fantasy. Ursula Leguin's haunting style and simple story lines are akin to the verbal history of myths and legends, not stuffed with gratuitous world building as is the current style. Don't let the small size of the volumes fool you, the story is rich and the setting as intersting as many works ten times the size. I have always enjoyed writers with an economical style such as Bradbury and Hemmingway. While Leguin is much more mystical she is not one to waste the reader's time. Very enjoyable.

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    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-04-14 03:20:10

    Far and away, the first book is the best. It's far better than most of the books on this list.

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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2014-11-18 10:44:42

    Brilliantly written, a classic.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Billy Stewart
    2014-11-18 10:46:21

    Brilliant trilogy, a classic and "must read" for all fantasy fans.

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    By: Mus3s
    2015-10-29 07:07:07

    At once leaving this reader poignant but with a sense of closure. What a mighty mighty work of fiction.

    I rate this highly across the entire sci fi / fantasy landscape. A very different work from Left hand of darkness

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