RED Shack...Warning! SPOILERS! Don't read if you don't want to know the end.

This is my personal reading blog. Complete with spoilers. Currently reading: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and Sympathy for the Devil by Holly Lisle

I finished reading Sympathy for the Devil a couple days ago, and I finished reading Ender's Game while I waited for my husband and his friend to return from their Longs Peak climb.

I might comment more later, but for now I just want to log them as read.

Ender's Game definitely leaves me thinking, and unlike many others I didn't see the end coming ("one of those, I never saw it coming but it makes total sense" great things). But I have my issues with it - the believability that six year olds would use such a method of speaking. Even highly gifted kids still talk like kids. Anyway...good book. I've got Ender's Shadow, which I bought at an *extremely* local bookstore; these are hard to find in remote places; so that's on my thick pile of books in the 'now' bookcase.

Sympathy for the Devil was fun. I found Holly Lisle through her website, where there are probably a hundred helpful articles about writing. I'd like to read her most recent book. There were lots of genuinely funny parts to the book, but I think the theme suffered by not having realistic characters. But then again, it's a fantasy book; not that it gets 'space' in that way, but you only have so many words to tell a story. I think my willingness to read more of her work shows that I like her writing--those insertions of great humor are what I really appreciate.

Right now I'm reading Janet Evanovich's Three to Get Deadly.


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