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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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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 July 31, 2011

    Wonderful book

    The beginning caught me off guard with the Glorious Light character but the book turned out to be excellent as always with an Ender book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2006

    Best Book Ever Writtin

    This is the best book ever writtin if you can understand it once you understand the philosophy of The tree and the bug you will find that humans know nothing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    Leaves you hangin'

    This is the third book that continues the series of my favorite books. In this book Ender Wiggin and Valentine Wiggin, Ender¿s sister, struggle to reserve no less than four different intelligent alien life forms on their planet, Lisitania. There is now a child named Gloriosly Bright, who is a big help in the war of survival of the planet Lusitania. On this planet, Ender found it, the Hive Queen, Pequininos, and humans could all live together in one place. Then there is also another thing that lives on the island, but it is a virus. A virus called `descolada¿, a virus that kills all humans it gets into. But there is a problem, in order for the Pequininos to become adults they need that virus. People start to fear that the virus will escape and spread even more. The only way to get rid of it is to destroy the planet and everyone who lives there. And the fleet is on its way to destroy the planet to promise Xenocide. This book is a very slow book, unlike the others. But when something does happen it totally is worth the wait. The book kind of leaves you hanging, but it was just a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2005

    This book is amazing.

    If you like hard core science fiction this is the book for you. Full of completly possible science set thousands of years in the future. This is the best book in the saga. I hold this book very close to my heart. I only wish it was longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2003

    Good

    ok first of all the first book was real good and it has been 2 years since i have picked the series back up when i first read the 1st and 2nd one i thought that they were awesome and i cant wait to read the 3rd one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    More amazing

    If you don't like this book, you must be an idiot. At moments when it seems you can predict exactly what will occur, something entirely different happens. Although the first two were well worth reading, I enjoyed this one more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2001

    Best Book Ever.

    I've Read The 1st book, ENDER'S GAME, The 2nd, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, and I just bout XENOCIDE, on thursday, (4/12/01), I havn't Started it yet, but I already know it's gonna kick major @$$!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2001

    Great Book

    Like all of the books of Ender's Saga, this book is an art piece! Ender's Game was just a prologue, and Speaker for the dead continued it in a new story. In speaker for the dead, the planet Lusitania took place. here a new planet takes place - the planet path. The whole Philotical Connection is discovered in this book, and so is the true identity of Jane - Ender's friend. You will not be able to stop reading this book if you start it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2000

    Outsanding, couldn't put it down

    This is such a good book once I picked it up I coulndn't put it down. The hole book was very interesting and eventfull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2000

    The best of the Ender saga

    This book was excellent. It is definetly the best of the Ender Quartet. I loved the characters. The best part of these books is the analyzation of the characters and the interaction between the alien races. This book and it's predecessors are not just merely sci-fi, they are captivating looks into the human psyche. Hopefully they will be as interesting as the years go on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2000

    Its great!

    Its awesome!

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