Review: A Wizard of Earthsea

Posted: 17/07/2015 in book reviews, books
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A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So this was an ok ish book.

I didn’t hate it. But I also didn’t love it. And I can’t put my finger on the exact reason why.

I know part of my issue with this book is about 115 pages ish in someone (either a teen or adult judging by the neatness of the writing) decided to start in pencil (and a little in pen) writing in the book and making really obvious observations. Like explaining what was just explained. X went to see his friend x. (observation: this is his friend). It frustrated me and made me want to scream and stab something. I settled for drinking tea.

It took me 100 pages to even start remotely getting into it.

I’ll read the rest of the series definitely. But it’s not something that I’m actively going to go “YES THIS IS WHAT I WANT!”. More of a curiosity to see if it gets any better.

It was a good fantasy book though. It just wasn’t MY type of fantasy. Which is ok. Because I know not everything will be my metaphorical cup of tea.

Just something about this felt a little lacking to me. And I really can’t explain why.

Oh and the first 50 pages felt like they dragged on forever and ever.

Maybe it was his kind of cocky pridefulness that turned me off. Because that’s not something I generally like in books. Maybe it was something else combined with that. Maybe not. But whatever it was just felt “meh” to me.

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