Review – Words Are My Matter

Posted February 2, 2018 by Nicky in Reviews / 2 Comments

Cover of Words Are My Matter by Ursula Le GuinWords Are My Matter, Ursula Le Guin

I don’t love Ursula Le Guin’s non-fiction as much as her fiction, but at least it’s always a pleasure to read. This book has a rather charming diary of a writer’s week when she attended a writing retreat, including some very nice observations of rabbits which chime well with what I know of my domestic buns. There’s also various essays on genre, and her other usual preoccupations. And then there’s her book reviews — I could wish there weren’t as many of Atwood’s work, who I don’t have much interest in, but it was interesting to see her thoughts on books and authors I know, and especially to see her glowing piece on Jo Walton’s Among Others.

I still prefer her fiction — as she did herself — but I cherished reading this, too.

Rating: 4/5

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2 responses to “Review – Words Are My Matter

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this since I heard about it, and your review makes it sound right up my street! Now debating whether to buy it or just request it through the local library; suspect I’ll end up doing the first…

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