Ursula Le Guin’s writing style is like one I have never seen before. Most of the fantasy writers that I know take pages upon pages to pour as much detail as possible into every single scene and moment in the book. Most of the time, this results in the book being over six hundred pages long, even if they only cover a few months’ worth of content. Ursula Le Guin, on the other hand, was tasked with cramming many years of content into a much slimmer book. Just in the first chapter, she managed to tell the reader everything from how Duny “was born in a lonely village called Ten Alders, high on the mountain at the head of the northward vale,” to how, now dubbed Ged, “he set off with his new master through the steep slanting forests of the mountain isle, through the leaves and shadows of bright autumn,” at the age of thirteen (pg. 1, pg. 17). From this I can say that Le Guin’s writing style is very speedy, however not rushed. She is very good at skipping over unnecessary details and skimming over the ones that are needed. She gives the reader just enough content so that they remain interested but continue to speed through the timeline at a great pace. Due to this, whenever she slows down even a bit, to explain an important moment or scene, it seems like a beautiful expanded moment. Even a short sentence where Le Guin slows down and tells us how Duny “looked down at his thin arms, wet with cold fog-dew, and raged at his weakness, for he knew his strength,” builds greatly on an important theme that is seen in whole book (pg. 10). In conclusion, Le Guin’s writing style is genius in the way that she speeds up the pace of the novel to a point where everything is happening much faster than it does in other books, but still, she retains the same amount of detail and importance on every page.