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A wonderful exploration of dreams and morality
on October 25, 2016
The Lathe Of Heaven is a novel which takes place in the near future and focused on a man who believes his dreams can change the reality around him. He begins taking medication to supress his dreams which leads to him being sent to therapy sessions. During the course of the novel, he and his therapist explore his belief that his dreams shape reality and how that might be used for good or ill.
LeGuin is a world class novelist and has a beautiful way of summing up events and feelings with very short, yet deep observations. She often uses simple words with heavy effect, making her writing both accessible and very powerful.