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Postby Redstar » 19 Mar 2009 02:09

I haven't read anything outside his Ender or Shadow series, so I can't truthfully say what I think of him as an author. But all the books past Speaker for the Dead and Ender's Shadow are horribly written.

Though the hallmarks of his style still remain clear (character development/relationships and subtle world creation) his story writing became subpar. Each book become increasingly more like a mouthpiece to spout off interesting ideas without getting anywhere. I really think the final three books in the Ender's Game saga would have been more powerful as a single volume.

Like Hunchback I'm not even going to touch any new Ender books, though I will look into his earlier works to see him in his writing prime.

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Postby chanilover » 19 Mar 2009 05:17

Hi Redstar.
"You and your buddies and that b*tch Mandy are nothing but a gang of lying, socially maladjusted losers." - St Hypatia of Arrakeen.

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Postby NotAbout » 19 Mar 2009 06:01

I dunno if i'm qualified to give welcomes yet, but hi anyway!

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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Mar 2009 09:10

NotAbout wrote:I dunno if i'm qualified to give welcomes yet, but hi anyway!

The qualification is being a member.
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