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Pathfinder (Pathfinder Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Great story - Definite re-read

Unlike other reviews, I will not provide a synopsis. The story was followed throughout the book. The characters grew, and evolved. I thoroughly enjoyed Card's descriptions, and his humor in the dialogue. I had read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I can see why the book...
Unlike other reviews, I will not provide a synopsis. The story was followed throughout the book. The characters grew, and evolved. I thoroughly enjoyed Card's descriptions, and his humor in the dialogue. I had read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I can see why the books are geared toward adolescent readers, but I'm not afraid to admit that this 42 year old enjoys a little fantasy reading. Some of the descriptions may be tough to tackle, but stick with it... the story is worth the time!!! Look forward to the next one in the series.

posted by GeekSpot on January 4, 2011

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7 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Big let-down

I don't know what Orson Scott Card was thinking. In most of his books, the characters all seem impersonal, like there's no connection. That usually isn't a problem, because he adds other things to make the book interesting. In Pathfinder, it's like Card tries to make it...
I don't know what Orson Scott Card was thinking. In most of his books, the characters all seem impersonal, like there's no connection. That usually isn't a problem, because he adds other things to make the book interesting. In Pathfinder, it's like Card tries to make it unreadable; there are literally entire pages of philisophical dialogue between characters that is completly unnecessary. It's frustrating to read because the plot foundation has (or had) the potential to be an amazing story, but it went wasted because the author tried to make it into something completly different.

posted by 2290895 on December 31, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Ehhh....

    This book sounded like it would be interesting for anyone who loves science fiction. This was not the case. All the characters were poorly developed and generally irritating to read about. The dialoug was annoying and unrealistic. The same thing goes on for many pages just repeating the same thing over and over again. I dont know if this book just wasnt for me but i would not reccommend it to anyone.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Really?

    Horrible from the beginning. I only was able to make it through chapter 2.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    I love OSC, but....

    This book is painful to read, and I'm pretty sure I won't be finishing it. I'm about 2/3 of the way through, and the main character is making me nuts. I get the idea that he's trying to do anything to survive, but all the tricksy conversations with hidden undertones and explanations of why are exhausting. Unfortunately, I've experienced this kind of thing with OSC before, where the author seems to be entertaining himself with in-depth details about things I just don't care about. This is not a review of his writing, just a personal opinion based on what I like to read. Take that for what it's worth.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Not my cup of tea

    I really wish that authors who establish a readership base to let their faithful followers know when they are about to depart from the expected course. This book is a prime example of my gripe. It is a poorly written, overly long flight of fantasy with mostly two dimensional characters who go on a quest (so what else is new here? Tolkien and Donaldson did it much better) that takes the reader tediously on a boring journry through hundreds of pages that culminates in one of the weakest and amateurish conclusions. This is the second Orson Scott Card books that have thoroughly disappointed this once enthusiastic fan this year.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2011

    LET DOWN!!!

    The whole time i kept waiting for the story to actually start. If it takes you 50 pages to get through one scene then you should think about anouther profession.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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