Kane's Bookblog

This is a blog of what's on my bookshelf. Everything expressed here is personal, and not affiliated with my employer.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Ender's Shadow

by Orson Scott Card
5 of 7 stars

This is well-written but somewhat flawed parallel novel for Ender's Game, which I consider one of the top five SF books ever. A bit too much direct copying of the scenes (and verbatim dialogue) from the first novel. And perhaps too much time explaining each sentence of dialog with internal thoughts and caveats. I like where he takes Bean as a character, but one has to say it strays too far from the original characterization, which is not fully credible.


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