Category: Orson Scott Card

Review: Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card

While I very much enjoyed the Shadow/Bean series, I found this final book to be the least engaging. I did enjoy the ending – Ender & Peter’s “reconciliation” – and the series interested me enough and kept me entertained enough to make me still…

Review: Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card

Another masterful installment of the fantastic Ender/Bean series. I find it maddening that an author whose creative work I respond to with such favor can be so repellent to me on a personal/political/religious level. It is easy to see some of Card’s political leanings…

Reviews: Card, Cooper, and Barth

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card This edition of the novel is littered with surface errors; however, the story itself is quite interesting. While it can’t stand on its own, as Ender’s Shadow or Ender’s Game certainly can, it is an intriguing…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 11

Try by Dennis Cooper Pleasureably shocking. On the Road by Jack Kerouac I found this book incredibly self-centered and over-rated. Hate mail, come and get me. The Road by Cormac McCarthy Very good, disturbing book about a possible post-apocolyptic future. Unique style – the…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 10

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Very beautiful… very difficult. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card Unbelievably good sci-book. Probably the best ever. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris One of the funniest books ever. I actually ‘laughed out loud.’…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 8

Tracks by Louise Erdrich Very interesting story.. sort of a metaphysical native-American type thing. It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember liking it. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides To me, this book had an extremely slow start. I was disinterested through…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 6

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf My first Woolf novel, and I’m a bit disappointed. The language is too flower, the characters undeveloped. It seems Woolf attempts to evoke feelings from her readers without providing the necessary information – she glazes over deaths and…

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