Title: A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Page Count/Review Word Count: 198
This is the first Ursula K. Le Guin book that I’ve read and to be honest, I’m a little disappointed. I found it to be rife with exposition and long, rambling paragraphs about how the various technologies functioned even though in her introductory essay, Le Guin basically talked about how it’s all actually impossible.
Still, there were a few good lines in it here and there and one or two of the stories in this collection did stand out to me. But for a lot of it, I was just reading it for the sake of reading it. It also explores some interesting themes in terms of time paradoxes and faster-than-light communication, but any joy that would usually bring was kind of offset by the rambling writing style that meandered instead of getting to the point.
All in all, it was fine, and I can now say I’ve read some Le Guin. I’m just not sure I want to read any more of her work, and that’s a shame.