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)
It sure isn't much like his others I have read. Like sitting through a very long evening in a dorm room full of sophomore psych students pondering ethics, self, and everything. Just say 42 and don't bother with reading it.
If you've fallowed the endervers this far, you really should here this one. I'm sure it was Mr. Card meaning, but the further in the endervers I get the more time I spend thinking of the deeper issues of self he raises. This is someing I think only a excelent story that maybe fiction, but contains a grain of real truth can do.
I loved all the ender books. However, this one was a little bit too "new age". If you want to hang out for the end of ender it is fun to listen to.
Loved the books leading up to this. Uh... But this one is a bunch of filler. Mr. Card is just trying to keep cashing in on a story line that needs to end. Save your money.
the book, like most of orson's was very compelling, however, it is very easy to get lost in its story line, so if you are not a good fan of orson, grit your teeth during the long and tedious parts.
It’s Complete. This had a nice clean ending and closed the rest of the story lines from the previous Ender books. It still follows the soap opera like format of the last book, but once again it is well written and will keep your attention most of the time. This is a must listen to complete the story. Had I gotten an abridged version I would have gotten the same effect as this version. It did not leave me with an overwhelming urge to grab the next book when it comes out but I probably will. I’ll have to check out the Shadow book and See what Orson Scoot Card did with those?
Children of the Mind was great like all books in the ender series. they always leave you with something more to think about. can't wait to start the shadow series. I'm also glad they had us read Enders Game @ school, it got me started.
This is beyond battle school kids and fighting. This is not a continuation of Enders Game as it is rest of the story. The rest of life around him and every living thing.
There are a lot of issues disscused in this book that we can relate to in our current environment. I am looking forward to the final installment.
Card continues using the narrative gimmick of faster-than-light travel, which he introduced in the last novel in a flurry of excitement that he hoped would distract readers from the fact that he never explains how this wondrous invention might function. He then proceeds to use this gimmick again and again to tie up all the loose ends of his previous novels, and to grant all the heroes God-like powers that summarily destroy any hope of tension or conflict in this obnoxiously pedagogical novel.
All of the Ender series are excelletn but you have to have a taste for philosophy. You need to have read the previous books in order to really make sense of this last of the current series since refereneces to the previous books and events in them are sparse.
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