alright, rachelle lent me voices telling me how much she loved it, so i went into with high expectations. that’s always a mistake.
the story is about a society’s struggle to free themselves from invaders that have taken over their land. the group that took over outlawed all books fearing that they are weapons of the devil, and made slaves and whores out of the natives. one household is at the center of the of the resistence, and when some visiting storytellers from the north come they unknowingly help instigate the revolution.
i thought the book was an excellent read, i felt a little let down that i didn’t love it like rachelle did. which probably means i’m not intellectual enough to understand the symbolism and allegories ursula le guin weaved into the story. there are some obvious statements about religion, and a warning of a possible future illiterate society. both of which i appreciated. le guin is a fantastic writer, i’m only just starting read her.