Ruins (Pathfinder Series #2)

Ruins (Pathfinder Series #2)

by Orson Scott Card
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Ruins 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The themes and plot points of this sequel are as interesting as the first book, but for every page of something enjoyabe to read there's two pages of circular, unbelievable dialouge and a focus on petty squabbles that are not needed in the book and give the feel of nothing but filler to triple the books size.
somethinglikezeal More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book, but it was not as fresh or original as the first one. I have always appreciated Orson Scott Card's creativity and strategic thinking in his writing, and the time travel component is intriguing. However, Ruins felt a little misdirected and confusing-- sometimes getting muddled in emotional conflicts, sometimes doubling back over and over in a noxious spin of time travel entanglements. Pathfinder had more strength and clarity. While I still liked reading Ruins, I would have liked it to be a little less like a sequel and more of a powerful continuation of an already remarkable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Orson Scott Cards books,his writing is incredible, intelligent and enjoyable!! So it pains me to write a bad review. The storyline is ok. the first book in this series pathfinder was incredible, I loved every minute of it,but I have to say Ruins is such a dissapointment so far by page 120 I really hoped the incessant childish, annoying and irritating, bickering, nitpicking and truly enraging insecurities of all the characters except for olivenko would have ceased already. It is probably one of the most regressive books I have read. After everything these 5 have gone through together in the first book... you think they would have evolved and grown up, but they act like they are five years old. I am sorry if this sounds harsh because Orson Scott Card is truly one of my top 2 authors of all time, I feel the man is a true genius!, and it pains me to write this review but the insecurities amongst 5 characters that I really came to love in Pathfinder is just so annoying!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is compelling and thought-provoking, very well thought out. However, THE NOOKBOOK IS NOT THE FULL BOOK!!! It is a heavily edited and abridged version that castrates Card's normal depth of thought and his storytelling voice. This is a SHAM, Barnes & Noble!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Even better than the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good! I love the plot and the writing and everything. It is on my top 5 best books ever list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This middle book barely moves the plot. An interminable amount of time spent on the characters' self reflection yet they don't seem to gain any depth or mature at all. Very disappointing follow-up to the promising first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing work of literature that followed the first book perfectly both in suspense and thought provoking dialogue
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When is the next book coming out? Ive been waiting 2 years
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely amazing book with a complex story line that qill keep you on the edge of your seat. The ending really is cliff hanger. Leaves you bursting with want to find out what happens next! You will love this book!
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This story is another good one by OSC. He continues with the Pathfinder series by expanding on Rigg's and Umbo's character traits, abilities, and weaknesses. I enjoyed the plot but also found the banter dialogue to be enjoyable. The only weakness I saw was an overuse of teenage boy bathroom humor, which served well for believeability with the characters but seemed a little over the top at times.
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Classic OSC! Youll love it promise!
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I felt it started out having nothing to do with the first book so all in all is f in fetarted doesent even deserve ster i would rate it-2 negative two lame book
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