April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula Le Guin

Title: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
Author: Ursula Le Guin
Copyright: 1992 (according to Amazon)
Format: Online short story
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 6-21-08

While doing my rounds of my favorite blogs today, I found this posting at Gail's blog about Ursula Le Guin's short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, and was intrigued so gave the story a read. It's a relatively short piece (it should take about 15 minutes to read, if that) that says so much more than what is written.

I'd like to say that I could rise above it all and make the better choice, but given a real opportunity like this, I don't know that I could. Read the story here and think about what your decision would be.


Irish said...

I'm a favored blog. I feel loved <3

Its a tough choice, either way. In the comfort of my home I think its easy to say that I'd walk off into the unknown and not think twice. But when faced with the reality? I'm not sure I could be that strong.

Anonymous said...

I taught this story in my Intro Lit class my first year at 1CC -- I may use it again for Sci-Fi this fall -- because it's what science fiction is all about: reality. Glad you read it.