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by Orson Scott Card
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TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 3 years ago
Scott Card still puzzles me. Here, he’s beyond the power of editors. The writing is more dense, with more inner monologues and more pointless words. Nothing about it is terrible, but it does reek of an inexperienced author who can’t edit himself.Authors who can’t edit themselves will let their world...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This book is the sequel to Ender's Game, which is the only other Orson Scott Card that I have read. I do not really get why people are so in love with Card's work. I found this book to be fine although overly taken with its own intelligence. The book is not as smart as it thinks it is, which is C...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 4 years ago
Card has gotten a reputation over the past dozen years or so for being a conservative-minded person, going so far as to judge large groups of people for their beliefs. Reading Speaker of the Dead makes me wonder what happened to Card since the publication of that book to make him so jaded. The who...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
Years ago, when I first read the original Ender's trilogy, I found it awesome. Reading it years later after knowing more about the author and his views, I find I'm reading different books. Reading these, I'm struck that books aren't just the creation of their authors--they're collaborations between ...
otikhonova
otikhonova rated it 5 years ago
Not as good as a 1rst book.
lauracrean5
lauracrean5 rated it 5 years ago
I read this book in a day and had been itching to get my hands on it from the moment I had finished Ender's game. I was wondering whether Orson Scott Card would be able to follow up and my expectations were extremely high. I was NOT disappointed! I loved this book, even more than the first one an...
The Classics Companion
The Classics Companion rated it 6 years ago
I just finished this and wow, it is definitely as good as Enders Game.I was at first very wary of reading this. People had said it was vastly different from Enders Game, which it was, but I battled on, mainly because I love OSC's writing.Although vastly different, Ender's character is just as good. ...
Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it 6 years ago
I just finished this and wow, it is definitely as good as Enders Game.I was at first very wary of reading this. People had said it was vastly different from Enders Game, which it was, but I battled on, mainly because I love OSC's writing.Although vastly different, Ender's character is just as good. ...
Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it 6 years ago
I had great difficulty getting into this book as nothing happening had anything to do with [b:Ender's Game|375802|Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)|Orson Scott Card|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316636769s/375802.jpg|2422333] or the characters from that book. It turns out that 3,000 years have passed...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it 6 years ago
Yllätyin Ender's Gamen kohdalla siitä miten loistavaan kirjaan olin törmännyt ja kuinka myöhäisessä vaiheessa - Kuolleiden puolustajan kohdalla yllätyin siitä, että "jatko-osa" oli kerrankin ensimmäisen teoksen veroinen, ellei parempi. En voi ymmärtää miten tätä kutsutaan tylsäksi tai pinnalliseksi ...
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