Interest in the Earthsea Cycle?
October 7, 2020 10:24 AM - Subscribe

Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle?

There are six books, all relatively short (150-300 pages):
  • A Wizard of Earthsea
  • The Tombs of Atuan
  • The Farthest Shore
  • Tehanu
  • Tales from Earthsea
  • The Other Wind
We can also discuss Earthsea stories like "The Rule of Names" or "Firelight", as well as Le Guin's writings about Earthsea (e.g., "Earthsea Revisioned").

If folks are interested, I can create a club in FanFare and we can work out a schedule.
posted by Cash4Lead (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've somehow never read these, and I would love the push to do so!
posted by kalimac at 6:21 PM on October 7, 2020

I re-read the first 3 (on audiobook, on my commute) just before lockdown, would be up for this.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:14 AM on October 8, 2020

YES PLEASE. oops didn't mean to write as PratchettDeath. Be an interesting addition to a book club though.
posted by aesop at 8:25 AM on October 20, 2020

These are among the earliest books I fell in love with; my 4th-grade lit teacher, who was a humorless martinet, handed me "A Wizard of Earthsea" and said, "I think you'll like this." I LOVED IT. So here for this.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:36 PM on October 25, 2020

Yes, PLEASE. I love these books so much.
posted by Fish, fish, are you doing your duty? at 11:31 AM on October 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thanks, everyone! I think I'll wait to start the club until after the election. I will not have the emotional bandwidth to do it until that's settled, which (God willing) won't be long.
posted by Cash4Lead at 7:53 PM on October 28, 2020 [2 favorites]

Can I join the club? I have never really done Fanfare but love these books.
posted by Lawn Beaver at 11:08 AM on October 29, 2020

posted by sixswitch at 6:28 PM on October 31, 2020

Oh, yes. I just re-read the first three two years ago and then I got The Books of Earthsea and life got in the way. I have never gotten to read the whole series and this sounds like a wonderful distraction for the coming months. Please may I join?
posted by Ignorantsavage at 9:26 PM on October 31, 2020

I'd be interested!
posted by dhruva at 8:03 PM on November 2, 2020

OK, I've created the club. I was thinking we could start discussion on A Wizard of Earthsea two weeks from now (that'd be Nov. 20)? If that doesn't work, we can push it back to after (US) Thanksgiving.
posted by Cash4Lead at 12:02 PM on November 6, 2020 [1 favorite]

OK, to give everyone ample time to read it, I've set the event for A Wizard of Earthsea for Dec. 4. I'll create a discussion thread then.
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:36 AM on November 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Hello, was thinking of rereading these books soon, have tentatively joined! Thanks!
posted by thefool at 12:30 PM on November 12, 2020

First thread is up!
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:55 AM on December 4, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm just starting out in an attempt to read ALL of Le Guin's novels and short stories...basically anything that was covered in the Tor Books "Rereading Le Guin" project on their blog. I'm right in the midst of "City of Illusions" right now, but "Wizard of Earthsea" is the next thing on my list. I'll be a bit out of sync time wise, but I'm looking forward to the threads!
posted by Ipsifendus at 9:13 AM on January 4, 2021

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