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Subject: any other orson scott card fans?
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 1:19 PM ET
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i have a pretty extensiive Card collection but i am wondering if there are others on here who are big fans? 

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:16 PM ET
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I haven't read many of his books, but he's one of my favorite authors. I have read all the Ender books, Enchantment, Empire, Magic Street, and Invasive Proceedures. What other books of his should I read? I own the Homecoming series, but I haven't read it yet. Is it good? What are your favorites?

;-) -Rebekah

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 9:16 AM ET
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oh thanks for responding! i was starting to worry!

Enders series was teh last series i read by him..although of course it was great, i fell in love way before that (hate his politics but his writing, i love).

the homecoming series is great!!!!!!!!  that was the first series i read.  about having to leave earth and finding a way back. i think there were 5 books in that series but ill have to look it up since its been forever!

 

Alvin Maker was awesome.  apparently it was based on John Smith (of the Mormoms...b/c Orson is Mormon).  those were great and very much fantasy as opposed to sci fi as much.

 

there were other books individually that are good too. Saints gives a neat hist. fiction account of the Mormons.   I cant say that i have ever been disappointed in any of his books, other than one he wrote last year (of a political nature) that im not convinced was even his writing. 

Alex

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:13 AM ET
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I just finished "Ender's Game" for the second time. First time was 20+ years ago. It was a good book.

 

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 2:00 PM ET
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Alex, I love Card!  I don't read this forum much, so I didn't see your question before.  Ender's Game (and the series) is definitely my favorite.  I thought Homecoming was good, but not anywhere near as good.  It actually parallels the Book of Mormon quite a bit.  I think Card does that a lot, but if you weren't mormon, you wouldn't know it--does that make sense?  You'd have to read someone else that he did. 

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 1:22 PM ET
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I'm a big fan of Card.  I've read all of his books except for the most recent one, and I own about 15 or so of them.

In addition to his popular series, I really liked Enchantment, Pastwatch, and The Worthing Saga.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I luv Card becauze he made my son remember what is cool about reading!! Anything that motivates my 16 year old to pick up a book makes me deliriously joyful LOL. I'm an avid reader and my son was but he quit at about 12 last year he read enders game and he started actually reading a bit again!!!!

Subject: Ender's Game was about the first adult read for my son
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 6:17 AM ET
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and he never puts a book down now.... My oldest gave me Ender's to read and i was hooked on him...then Hubby...then daughter and finally last son. Now all their spouses are reading it. Also did you all know XM sat radio has a book station on it and they read his books every day???!!!

Deborah

Subject: Card
Date Posted: 3/29/2008 12:20 PM ET
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I have a love hate with card books,  Some are great and really sink in deap others i can't even finish.

liked;  Worthing saga, Ender / speaker, The book about the singer ? can't remember the title. I liked the start of Seventh son series but not the later ones

homcoming book i didn't like nor lost boys and a few others i've forgotten the titles to.

 

paul