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And just how many books are you reading?
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And just how many books are you reading?
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:49 PM
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Ender's Game is VERY VERY good.
Speaker for the Dead is OK.
Zenocide and Children of the Mind are interesting, but not so good.
The Bean books (they all have Shadow in the title) are all good (I think better than Speaker).

Unrelated to Ender, but by Card:
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And, the two most disturbing books I've ever read are The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo and The Lost Boys by Card (it has nothing to do with that silly vampire movie).
Both Xenocide and Children of the Mind really needed an editor with a meat-axe to trim them down to size.

I haven't read all the Shadow books, but the ones that I have were indeed very good.

I think I can agree about Lost Boys. It was far scarier than The Abyss.

A couple of other books by Card are based on the lives of women in the Bible, Sarah and Rebecca. More are planned, or have been written but not yet arrived in my hands.

I read all the Red Prophet series, but couldn't really recommend them unless a person really likes alternate histories, and isn't bothered by the borrowing of stories from Latter Day Saint history. I also tried to read the Homecoming series, but sort of lost interest partway through.
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A former boss got me to read "Eye of the World."
I was a little mad at him (Don't worry, we still played Quake after work.) when I finished it because he hadn't told me that the series is like a soap opera.
After reading the first 7 (admittedly gripping) volumes practically nothing had been resolved.
So I decided not to read any more of the series until he's done. If he's never done, well it's not like there's not plenty of other stuff to read.
I guess I will be the lone dissenter, but I can't put down a Robert Jordan book. I have loved every single one of them. My favorite has to be the one that has the battle of Dumai's Well. I don't remember which book that is off the top of my head.
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(5) I just finished me talk pretty by Sedaris. I thought it was kind of funny, but not on the level I expected based on "peer review".
I thought it was great...."Jesus Shaves" had me and my entire family in stitches when I read it aloud over Easter dinner.
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JMO and QMO (are you guys related?) - thanks for the input. Audible has all the Shadows books, so I'll check them out.
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