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Unique words in Left Hand of Darkness

I am still reading The Left Hand of Darkness.  90u7bm

This book has used three words: phlegmatic, obdurate, pertincious.

I am a bit awed.

I hardly see these words used even once in novels, and this book not only uses them, it uses them all in one sentence. In one sentence.

It is awesome.

I have barely started. And this whole thing with the king putting red cement on a new building – uh, red like blood, yeah? – is also awesome, but I don’t really understand that yet.

That’s okay. It’s early days yet.

One thought on “Unique words in Left Hand of Darkness

  1. “They are anything but a phlegmatic people, yet they are obdurate, they are pertinacious, they finish plastering joints.”

    You might want to correct your spelling for “pertinacious”–not pertincious.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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