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Old 01-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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I simply love Orson Scott Card (and Ender's Game) - I've read almost everything he wrote.
He and I both did programming on the Atari 800 computer
Yea, I liked a few of the sequals and read something else he wrote. It was all pretty good except for Xenophobia. That was horrible.

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started the hunger games on 1/1. finished it last night. I realy liked it.
I finished Hunger Games this past weekend. It was pretty good. I've got the sequels and will read those sometime in the near future. There were more science fiction-y things than I was expecting in it, but kept me entertained pretty much the whole way through. Hope the sequels are as good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:32 PM
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Have you read his Lost Boys? It's more horror than scifi. I picked it up by accident.

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It was all pretty good except for Xenophobia. That was horrible.
I think you mean Xenocide. What I disliked about it was how that last part was all about setting up the situation for the NEXT book, Children of the Mind.
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I think you mean Xenocide. What I disliked about it was how that last part was all about setting up the situation for the NEXT book, Children of the Mind.
I just get sick with the OSC character arcs over series.

By the end, I generally want to punch every damn character, even the dead ones. I would say especially the dead ones, but generally they're not talking which means less beatings.
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I just get sick with the OSC character arcs over series.

By the end, I generally want to punch every damn character, even the dead ones. I would say especially the dead ones, but generally they're not talking which means less beatings.
In Lost Boys, it's the boys that are dead. And the narrator is weird. Just sayin'
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Lisa Scottoline's Courting Trouble. borrowed from a friend. she and another friend read it and liked it. so, what the hey, i will give it a go.
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Have you read his Lost Boys? It's more horror than scifi. I picked it up by accident.


I think you mean Xenocide. What I disliked about it was how that last part was all about setting up the situation for the NEXT book, Children of the Mind.
Yes, that's it. I just found it boring. The pacing was really slow and almost nothing happened. At least it felt that way to me. I dropped the series after that one, so I don't know anything about Children of the Mind. Would it be worth picking up or is it similar to Xenocide? The sequels with timelines close to Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead and Ender's Shadow, I enjoyed though.
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By the end, I generally want to punch every damn character, even the dead ones. I would say especially the dead ones, but generally they're not talking which means less beatings.
I assume this includes Alvin the Maker. One day I'll read the last available book, but I can't seem to get around to it. And I hear another's coming out soon.
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