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Acceptable ending of the series, but not much more,
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This review is from: Children Of The Mind: Book 4 of the Ender Saga (Paperback)
With this book the Ender saga is rounded off, with the death of Andrew Wiggins himself. As such the book is quite satisfactory, and it would not be natural to continue the series with what happens in the future. The main problem with this book, though, is that a lot of the story is made up of just talk, talk and talk. Usually a passage with talk between the characters helps break up the story and will often add to the suspence. Here, though, these passages felt way too long at times, and I just wanted the talk to finish. It seemed like Orson Scott Card here wanted to dwell on what a human being actually is, and what makes him complete. I didn't quite find the discussions very satisfactory, though.
Another thing is Card's explanation on the consept of faster than light travel seemed somewhat far fetched to me, but that may only be because the way he treats faster than light travel, is radically different from other sf authors.
But my main criticism would be that if Card had made the talks tighter, maybe even made is somewhat shorter, this book would have functioned much better.
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Initial post: 20 Jul 2013 11:14:39 BDT
MR W F D Coleman says:
SPOILERS IN YOUR FIRST SENTENCE C'MON.....................
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 14:55:14 BDT
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Posted on 18 Dec 2013 13:46:40 GMT
Mr. E. Kaleli says:
What the!!!! how can you possibly write a spoiler like this. Thanks for ruining it for the guys that don't catch on! Remove this!
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