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Xenocide (Ender Quintet #3)

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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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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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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    It's certainly not as good as the first two books. The story is

    It's certainly not as good as the first two books. The story is still cohesive, but it pales compared to the previous two books.  So, honestly, this rating only reflects it's value against the other books in the series, thus far.  It's not my favorite in the series.

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    Posted July 9, 2014

    2 stars

    2 stars

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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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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Dissapointment

    Loved first book Second book was good but not as compelling Xenocide is self indulgent and rambling. To much of it is Card's efforts to create a new philisophical explanation of life and god. Near the midle of the book I found myself skipping through sections to just finish it.

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