“This is an enjoyable book that introduces concepts of national relationships that bears thinking about though the genre of interstellar society. I find the concepts politically sound. That intellectualization done: it was a great sci-fi read continuing the Ender saga.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Card runs out of steam on this one. In fact Card has lost it as far as I am concerned. Stop writing sexually frustrated novels Card!”see full review » see other reviews »
“Not as good as the others in the series, but still a good read.”Jay Nickel wrote this review Monday, October 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“good”Kristin W wrote this review Monday, September 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is an enjoyable book that introduces concepts of national relationships that bears thinking about though the genre of interstellar society. I find the concepts politically sound. That intellectualization done: it was a great sci-fi read continuing the Ender saga.”Glen Hanneman wrote this review Monday, July 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good finish to the Ender Saga. Picked up towards the end.”Todd Claybaugh wrote this review Sunday, July 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“a spectacular ending to the series”MrShaggy78 wrote this review Saturday, June 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I finished reading Ender’s Saga by Orson Scott Card Thursday. It’s been quite a journey.
One weird thing is, I’ve bought and tried to read Children of the Mind in 2006, but I didn’t understand a thing and threw it back on a shelf. Of the whole saga, this fourth book is the only one that doesn’t stand by itself, making no sense if it isn’t read after Xenocide. So, maybe, in some weird way, it could have been meant to be, for me to read it at this time in my life. Because it was, indeed, a beautiful read. It healed me of all previous obsessions, creating a new one: sci-fi. And now, I often think about Ender, or other characters from the book, like Wang Mu, Peter, Valentine, Jane, or Miro. They’re as alive as anything else.
I can’t sum up just how alive this book is. It contains a whole universe, with heavy feelings and deep thoughts. It poses all kinds of questions: morality, consciousness, guilt, community and communication, spirituality, life beyond death, intelligence, power of words, stories, forgiveness and understanding.
The first book, Ender’s Game, isn’t as mature, but the others three, I think, are a must read for any sci-fi lover, but, really, for any literature lover who finds himself in front of guilt, or failure to communicate with one another, or to understand. ”
“I don't know why I was a little disappointed in this book. I was excited to see the characters I left behind during the last Orson Scott Card read, that was the wrong one. This at least continued plot points that I wanted to see expanded on. But at least twice I felt the author came to an end. Middle of the book could have been an ending. At least Mr. Card didn't leave us there. The actual ending was much more satisfying.
As of today I have the next book in the series in my Kindle ready and waiting. But I will try and read other "real" books awaiting review before I get started. My friends were right. I am addicted to Ender and his games! :)”
“Ender has done the work of many lifetimes. Now that he has accidentally created two alternative versions of himself, he thinks he may be able to dedicate himself to his wife instead of humanity. Jane, a self-aware entity in networked computers, is slowly dying as humans shut down more an more computers. They are scared and don't know that their very survival may hinge on not only her existence but her help. Will there be enough time? Will they find a way to save her? In the mix are also two other species: the Pequeninos and the Hive Queens. ”Ellie wrote this review Wednesday, May 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No