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Xenocide (Ender Quintet #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Loved it

This book is the third in a series of 4. But it is arguable that there are more and there are but here not the main 4. In the series there is Enders Game, Speaker for the dead (3000 years after the first one), Xenocide, Children of the mind. There ones only going to be ...
This book is the third in a series of 4. But it is arguable that there are more and there are but here not the main 4. In the series there is Enders Game, Speaker for the dead (3000 years after the first one), Xenocide, Children of the mind. There ones only going to be three but the last one were too long and he has to split it into two. In no doubt in my mind that he is my favorite author.
I loved it, although I do like all of the books in this is my favorite. It is my favorite because it has the most in-depth of them all. The reason it does it because it has the main climax of all the stories. So in this they haft to find out how to fix their main problems. How they do this is what makes it so great. How he can think of all this and make it believable is what makes him such an amazing.
Even thought this book was written many years ago I think that it has such advance technology in it that it could be believable today. Not crap that would be pointless and stupid he puts things in his books that would make seams and would be applicable today.
But I do haft to argue that people wouldn't like this because it is very confusing and it makes you think a lot and people just like simple books. That's what makes it so great in my opinion because it is a challenge to me and it gets me to use my imagination in ways that I never have before. So to cap it all I loved this book and I hope you will too after you read all the first books otherwise it will make no sense.

posted by PennameJW on March 3, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Pretty good, but not Card's best

I really enjoyed 'Speaker', but 'Xenocide' left me sort of disappointed in the end. 350 pages of this sizeable novel are all philosophical rambling about the Descolada and things in general. It's not that some of it isn't clearly intriguing, but it gets tiring, and quit...
I really enjoyed 'Speaker', but 'Xenocide' left me sort of disappointed in the end. 350 pages of this sizeable novel are all philosophical rambling about the Descolada and things in general. It's not that some of it isn't clearly intriguing, but it gets tiring, and quite frankly, not a lot HAPPENS in this novel to pick it up. When something DOES happen, it can be really quite spectacular--Card crafts these moments extraordinarily well--and just for these moments 'Xenocide' may be worth the read, but be prepared think about alot more in reading this novel.

posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Can't put down.

    Literally, my eyes ache and arms are locking up from reading these books for hours on end. Can't get enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Pretty Good

    Was a bit slow at times but still worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Good but way to many bible references

    Just way to many

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  • Posted August 26, 2013

    Read the whole series

    Novel biology exploration

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series. The second one w

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series. The second one was pretty enjoyable as well, but this one annoyed the crap out of me - Not to mention it was really disappointing. Not a whole lot happens during this book and it is littered with bible references. I mean come on man! A couple here and there of really obvious references wouldn't be so bad, but instead there are ridiculous amounts of them that could be understand by a hell of a lot more people if he had actually chosen good ways to explain things. Instead he chose obscure bits from the bible that I wouldn't have even recognized if it wasn't for being forced into a private Baptist school!  I understand the guy is super religious but this is "Science Fiction", you don't need to try and make it "Christian Science Fiction"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    M ew

    Gd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Amazing

    Only read this if you are in a philosophical mood. Just brilliant fantastic piece of writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Jill

    Wwaits

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Rosie

    Wow.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Rrrr

    Rrrr

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Terrific!

    I couldn't put it down!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Ender must live forever ):

    Headline

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    Card, who is on the board of the National Organization for Marri

    Card, who is on the board of the National Organization for Marriage,
    has campaigned vigorously against gay marriage.
    Opinion pieces the author has written have
    linked same-sex marriage to the end of civilization.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Technically supposed to be a 4.5, but oh well...

    This book was long and complicated. The storyline was strong and logical, but I think the details were a little bit too much. After a while, it gets a little bit boring.

    -NerdieBirdie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    This book looks really good

    I think this book is going to be FAN#@$*%#@TASTIC!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Amazing!

    This book kicks ass!!!!!!!!!!!! Kufod to the author!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Great book

    Great book. Get it if you have read speaker for the dead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Xenocide

    Excellent book. Although it does get slow and philosophical at times, I never found these parts boring. The characters are extremely well-developed and the dialogue is witty and fun. Some parts of it are truly moving.

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    It's A Must

    Bottom line - If it's written by Orson Scott Card READ IT!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Enjoyed this book

    This book was a pretty good continuation on the Ender saga. I really enjoyed the first book and have read through to the 4th book so far. The books have a tendency to get a little deep sometimes, loosing that fun to ready flavor that the first book had but it was still a good read. If you want to continue with the "Ender's Game" story line, then this is worth reading.

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