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#bookishWISHES – what would you wish for?

Holly Black’s latest book, The Darkest Part of the Forest, is out very soon from Indigo and I for one am really looking forward to it. It’s full of the dark magic we’ve come to expect – I just *wish* it was out now! In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about some of my other #bookishWISHES, and, like the fairy godmothers they are, Indigo are providing a copy of The Darkest Part of the Forest for us to give away to someone else with a fantastic bookish wish. (more…)

Review: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

Mr Ai has been sent to observe the inhabitants of the snow-bound planet of Winter.  An androgynous people, like animals they enter phases of sexuality and can be both mother and father at different times in their lives.  To Mr Ai they seem alien, unsophisticated, confusing.  But during a long tortuous journey across the ice, he finds himself losing some of his progressional detachment, befriending one of their outcasts, and reaching a painful understanding of their true nature.  But will he ever learn to see them as they see themselves?

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