Just finished reading Ender's Game

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  1. Mr 20Valve

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    by Orson Scott Card.

    Fucking awesome book. very highly reccommended.




    started on Speaker For The Dead this morning. if it's anything like Ender's Game, I'll be very happy. :bigok:
     
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    Ender's Shadow is equally amazing. I haven't read any of the other novels in the series after hearing that they couldn't live up to Ender's Game OR Ender's Shadow.

    FYI Ender's Shadow is written completely from Bean's perspective. Both books are very, very good :).
     
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    i've got Xenocide waiting to be read after I finish Speaker For The Dead. i'll have to try & find Ender's Shadow now. :o sounds good! :run:
     
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    I read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow a while ago, and at the time I liked them, but I never got around to reading the other books in the series.
     
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    ehh i wouldnt continue on the enders saga, start reading bean's stuff ender's shadow etc
     
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    Speaker, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind are all very different from Ender's Game. But still very good.

    Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Shadow Puppets are also excellent, just told from a different perspective.
     
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    If by Happy you mean confused and bored then prepare to be confused and bored.

    Card uses the Ender character to explain how he feels about life, being a morman and string theory. That's a fault in many of Card's work, The first book is always great but by the 3nd or 4th book it devolves into mormanism. Your enjoyment of Speaker for the Dead will probably depend on how much your agree with Card.

    But do read Ender's shadow and the Bean books. They're very much like Ender's game and have most of the same cast, minus Ender and have yet to devolve into Card's thouhts on life.
     
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    yes, thats exactly what i meant by happy.
     
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    well, ive got the books, so i'll at least read them once.

    i'll now pick up copies of the Shadow series on everyone's recommendation though. :bigthumb:
     
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    kia is dead-on. The Alvin Maker series, Homecoming series, and Ender series all started out great, but eventually (with Ender it was the 2nd book) they got boring and overly proselytic. I've enjoyed his more recent Ender-themed novels, including the First Meetings short story collection (although it was very thin on material, and is more like a classroom study guide based on the materials in the appendix).

    I love Card's writing, but I wish he would resist the impulse to get preachy all the time. When he's just writing he does a great job.
     
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    i thought he did a good job on The Abyss, but apparently Jim Cameron had a lot of input
     
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    It is the next book i plan on reading, just as soon as i finish my starcraft book :o
     
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    Speaker for the Dead was okay.

    Reading Xenocide at the moment & it is getting rather tedious :sad2:

    got a cheap copy of Children of the Mind last week, so if Xenocide gets a little better by the ending, i'll give that a shot too while i find a copy of Ender's Shadow
     
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    I liked all three, to be honest, but it took some getting used to. I went into them expecting more Ender's Game. I actually had to stop reading and start over before I liked the sequels.


    But I have no doubt you'll like Ender's Shadow and the rest of that series.
     
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    what order do the books go in?
     
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    Ender's Game
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide
    Children of the Mind

    Then there's a second series:

    Ender's Shadow
    Shadow of the Hegemon
    Shadow Puppets
    Shadow of the Giant (which I haven't read yet)

    And I guess there are two more books that will be out soon to connect the two series and wrap them up.
     
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    :werd: what he said.
     
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    Ender's Game is one of my favorite books of all time. Did you hear they're making a movie of it next year? I tried reading Speaker for the Dead twice and I just couldn't get into it. I have Ender's Shadow, but I haven't read it yet.

    I've read the whole Alvin Maker series except the last book and I loved it. I really never felt like he got preachy and philosopical like he did in Speaker for the Dead.

    My favorite Card book of all time is The Worthing Saga. It was the first book of his I ever read and I've read it five or six times. Anyone else?
     
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    one of my favorite series

    I liked speaker for the dead in 2 days. I liked Ender's Game more but still an engrossing book
     
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    have now read the Shadow series except for Shadow of the Giant (which arrived today & is waiting for me at home :noes: ) - was very impressed.

    :bigthumb:
     
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    I read the whole ender/bean saga at age 13/14 I am now 17. I recall immensly enjoing enders game as well as the whole bean series but as for the other three books from the ender series I could only understand what the hell card was talking about half the time. It may have been my age but trying to understand what was going on hurt my head
     
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    I just started reading this last night, and it's awesome :bowdown: This is the first "sci-fi" book I have ever read. I like to read series --- is the rest of this series as good as Ender's Game? Thanks.
     
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    awesome series...

    Ender's Game was really fast paced - the other ones are more dramatic, and generally slower paced.
     
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    i recently lent Ender's Game to a friend of mine who has never read any sci-fi before & he loved it.

    so much so, in fact that he made me lend him the Bean series to read straight after he'd finished it. :bigthumb:
     
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    I finished Ender's Game and I want to get the next one tomorrow. :bowdown:
     

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