Jan. 31st, 2011

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It has been a very long time since I've read a book.

Work, what I should be doing, politics, freaking out over work and what I should be doing and politics, and guilting over not playing more with my cat have pretty much taken over my life and eaten my soul. These past few days, though, I was finally able to carve some time out for Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, and maybe I've just fallen out of practice with reading--and this makes me so sad I don't even know what to do with it--but I am very confused. I don't even know why I'm confused. I just am.

So, for those of you who have read The Left Hand of Darkness, where am I supposed to be at the end of this book, other than sad and somewhat hopeful for the ~future~ of humankind? What's with the gender dualism and how much did 60's attitudes factor into it? Did we really need, like, dozens and dozens of pages describing really cold places? Was that slashy? And Estraven? This is more just me fangirling and Spoilers ) Just... what's going on here?

idunno, I need to read more books, but someone discuss with me here!

ETA: Wiki tells me it's meant to be feminist. How is it feminist? I am so confused.

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