What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

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Least Favorite of the First Four

Ender's Game
1
1%
Speaker for the Dead
4
5%
Xenocide
17
23%
Children of the Mind
11
15%
Ender's Shadow
3
4%
Shadow of the Hegemon
12
16%
Shadow Puppets
21
28%
Shadow of the Giant
5
7%
 
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Postby ldbobby » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:26 am

I'd pick Shadow of the Hegemon, it was too political for me. And just to express myself, I freakin loved Xenocide! It's my favorite in the Ender series. :twisted:

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Postby Non Serviam » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:40 am

I'd have to say Xenocide or Children of the Mind. They get really out there, with intricate crazy ideas. The Shadow series was more interesting because it the direct repercussions of the League War. And when you think about it, who's to say today's world isn't heading in the same direction?
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Postby locke%peter@wiggin.net » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:54 pm

im going to have to say xenocide even though all of them r fantastic
how can u guyz say shadow puppets was the worst? thats 1 of the best!

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Postby John Locke » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:38 pm

Who can ever dislike ANY of them.
I don't know, Card's writing style just rings true to me.
More books, please.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby Lemonade Ice Queen » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:43 am

I'd have to say Children of the Mind. As a conclusion, I'd say it was okay, but some parts were a little too soap-opera-ey for me. I actually cracked up during the Novinha vs. Plikt cat fight.

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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby OSCjunkie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:46 am

I assume we didn't put Exile on the list because that would make the choice too easy.

Xenocide. It didn't need to be split off into its own book which is what happend. It was originally supposed to be Speaker and then a conclusion but OSC felt he needed more room. I don't think he did. The important parts of X and CotM could have been combined and the redundant scientific explanations could have been cut. We rehashed material once too often to justify separate books in my opinion. But, I still loved 'em.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby Jayelle » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:52 pm

I assume we didn't put Exile on the list because that would make the choice too easy.
Also the poll is from before it was written. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby spanish_rockette » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:17 pm

I'd have to say Xenocide, it didn't seem that interesting. It took me FOREVER to finish! I like Shadows Puppets, but the ending is not that great.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby ptr.arkanian » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:24 am

I'm going to have to go with Xenocide. In retrospect, I understand that every nuance included in that book was vital to the plot line further down the road in Children of the Mind. Yet at the same time, the first time I read Xenocide it felt a little dry. Lots of information; no action. Not saying I didn't love the book -I still love the book. I just think it is the weakest link in the series.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby Luet » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:28 am

Wow, that's really surprising to me that people like Xeno less than CotM. But to each his own.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:45 pm

It makes me sad. Xenocide is actually my favourite, except for maybe the original itself.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby Luet » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:08 pm

Ditto.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby OSCjunkie » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:30 pm

Upon further reading, I'd like to revote for Shadow of the Giant instead of Xenocide. Bean took a back seat to Hot Soup, Virlomi, and Alai and that didn't work for me. Plus, Virlomi is annoying. Can we say Achilles part II? How many crazies were admitted to Battle School?
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby Luet » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:24 am

Wasn't this just voting for the Speaker books not the Shadow books?
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby OSCjunkie » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:46 am

The poll includes the Shadow series in it.
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Re: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?

Postby buckshot » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:17 am

For me Shadow puppets drug on and I hated the ending but I love them all even EIE. I know I'm sad.


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