Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by droideka27, Oct 17, 2005.
Poll Idea by Darth_Guy
I voted for Ender's Game, because it's the only one I've read. I'm dying to read Speaker of the Dead, because it's supposed to be wonderful and I want the sequel to Ender's Game, besides. And Ender's Shadow I had in my hands at the library, but didn't get it out. Stupid me, I'll be picking it up on my next trip.
Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are the only ones I liked. Of those, I'll go with the original.
1. Ender's Game
2. Ender's Shadow
3. Speaker for the Dead
4. Shadow of the Giant
Xenocide for me! Shadow of the Giant was really great though. so sad.
Edner's Game achieved something Card has never since replicated. I think the fact that he's rewritten the same story from different characters' perspectives is indicative of as much. The first is the natural choice.
Speaker wasn't bad, and Xenocide was interesting too, but I think they start to go more sharply downhill after that.
Ender's Shadow for me. It's been a long time since I read any of them, but I remember liking that one best.
I didn't really like Shadow of the Hegemon and Shadow Puppets. Both of those felt like books just written to continue the series, and they didn't grab me like the others did. Although after a break (and meeting OSC at a book signing) i purchased Shadow of the Giant and read it and it was a lot better than i remembered the last two being. more personal and such.
I have read almost every novel OSC has written.