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After the months long slog with War and Peace - which I did actually enjoy - I polished off The Left Hand of Darkness in a bit more than a week. Loved it. And it’s reminded me why I love reading, and sci-fi.

@sonya I'm slogging through the pale king right now. Can't wait to devour a less painful book

@sonya it's OK. I find the theme of boredom really interesting and I like his humour. But after I started it I found out about his, er, character flaws, which has put me off him generally. And it's not as enjoyable as (eg) infinite jest. It's not giving me the feeling of being alive that my favourite books give :)

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