Children of the Mind is the fourth and final volume in the original Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, winner of the Hugo and Nebula award.
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"This is a worthy ending to what might be styled a saga of the ethical evolution of humanity, a concept seldom attempted before and never realized with the success Card achieves here." (Booklist)
"Card's prose is powerful." (Publishers Weekly)
good god have I never heard a story so up its own butt. this entire story could have been told in 4 chapters. I found my self skipping entire chapters due to the fact that they were unnecessary. do you want to hear the same 4 characters lament about the same BS they have been talking about for 4 hours for another chapter with no resolution? welcome to this book. read the wiki,save the money and time. no substance to this book at all.
This was my least favorite book in the series. I love philosophical examinations in fiction. It gives fiction a depth it lacks otherwise. In this book though, the story is not driving the characters to seek answers to deep questions. The deep questions are pretty clearly driving a story that was built in order to provide a justification for said philosophizing.
In short...it's forced.
The book was great, the performance was engaging! The Sibling bickering got to be too much and I had to stop for a while. The Sibling bickering was not resolved. Too bad.
On to the next one in the series.
definitely more philosophical than the others...very interesting way to explore various views on life, death and the soul...what really makes us human.
Perhaps the narrators are just too slow and melodramatic. I had to speed up the reading at times and my mind wandered at others.
Might be better as an eyes-on-page read since you can go faster.
worth listening to. sometimes too preachy. s the still a good story. sometimes the religion and stereo typing makes me crazy , but books are written for our times. some times I agree with the author and sometimes not.
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