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Memory of Earth (Homecoming Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!!

Great sci-fi series.For the most fun read 1,then 4,then 2 and 3.Card makes believable caracters that you care about.

posted by Anonymous on December 17, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not great, but I'm interested enough to read the next in the series.

"...I thought 'The Memory of Earth' started off a little on the slow side, and the pace never really picked up too very much, but what did build throughout the book was intrigue. There are murder plots, mysterious rituals, prophecies, and the great mystery of the Overso...
"...I thought 'The Memory of Earth' started off a little on the slow side, and the pace never really picked up too very much, but what did build throughout the book was intrigue. There are murder plots, mysterious rituals, prophecies, and the great mystery of the Oversoul. The religious theme runs strong through the entire story - people who submit to the Oversoul are rewarded, and those who go against it are inevitably punished - but I didn't think it was necessarily preachy. I've read that the series is based in part on The Book of Mormon (which is likely, since Card is a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints), but I never felt like that was all I was getting out of the story (though since I'm not familiar with the Book of Mormon, it's also possible I just didn't have the frame of reference to make the parallels)..." For full review, please visit me, Les Livres, on Blogger! jaimeliredeslivres dot blogspot dot com

posted by Les_Livres on November 24, 2011

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  • Posted November 24, 2011

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    Not great, but I'm interested enough to read the next in the series.

    "...I thought 'The Memory of Earth' started off a little on the slow side, and the pace never really picked up too very much, but what did build throughout the book was intrigue. There are murder plots, mysterious rituals, prophecies, and the great mystery of the Oversoul. The religious theme runs strong through the entire story - people who submit to the Oversoul are rewarded, and those who go against it are inevitably punished - but I didn't think it was necessarily preachy. I've read that the series is based in part on The Book of Mormon (which is likely, since Card is a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints), but I never felt like that was all I was getting out of the story (though since I'm not familiar with the Book of Mormon, it's also possible I just didn't have the frame of reference to make the parallels)..." For full review, please visit me, Les Livres, on Blogger! jaimeliredeslivres dot blogspot dot com

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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