Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K Le Guin – review – I gave up

“Four Ways to Forgiveness” (FWtF) is a collection of four novellas by Ursula K Le Guin. Frankly, I was disappointed, and I gave up on the book half-way through.

I borrowed the book from my local library. I was impressed by another of her works, “The Lathe of Heaven” (LoH). It has an excellent premise: a psychiatrist manipulates the subconscious of man whose dreams become reality, with devastating consequences.

I want my sci-fi to be plot-driven, with lots of original ideas. Whilst LoH gave me that, FWtF did not. They were character studies featuring relationships between men and women. So, I am sorry to say, FWtF was not for me, and I decided to abandon it half-way through, rather than trudge through to the end.

The reviews on Goodreads were uniformly positive, so what would I know?

Just my two cents.

Surely I can’t be the only one out there that thinks the book “wasn’t all that”, can I?

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