36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
This book changed my life,
By A Customer
This review is from: Woman on the Edge of Time (A Women's Press Classic) (Paperback)
You won't believe this book is over 20 years old. There are many themes - the role of women and men, the position of minorities, an examination of whether human nature can ever change, society's definition of mental illness. Boy am I making this sound a dull book - but it isn't! The story itself is terrific, with warmly-drawn characters, and the pace varies nicely. For each passage to make you stop and think, there is a passage that will have you turning the pages as fast as you can.
This book changed the way I thought about the world as well as being a cracking read. There aren't any other books I can say that about.