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Postby Eddie Pinz » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:28 am

I have a question for all of you experienced Card readers. I have never read anything other than the Speaker and Shadow series. I figure to have some gift cards after christmas to pick up some new books and wanted to read some of Card's work outside of the enderverse. I was just looking for sugestions on where to start. I do like the Speaker series better than the Shadow series, if that helps at all. But I really haven't done much reading in a long while, so I figured I start with an author that I knew. All suggestions are much appreciated.

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Postby KennEnder » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:16 pm

Well, skipping the "Just about anything by OSC is a great read" routine (because I enjoy his 'style' of writing), I'd say you might enjoy:

Seventh Son (series)

of course there's a long list of great alternates. But genrally I'd wait before trying:

Hart's Hope
Saints
Memory of Earth Series (unless you're LDS, of course... although I did enjoy the series quite a bit, and I am not Mormon.)
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Postby Darth Petra » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:04 pm

I've only read two books that are not Ender related:

The Worthing Saga

Enchantment

They both are awesome. Read them both.
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Postby Luet » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:13 pm

I would try a standalone or two. I think a few of my favorites off the top of my head are Songmaster, Pastwatch and Worthing Saga.

I really liked the first three of the Homecoming series (and I read it before I knew it had any connection to Mormonism) but the last two weren't great. The Alvin Maker (Seventh Son) series is very good but it isn't finished yet, still awaiting the seventh and last book.
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Postby v-girl » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:23 pm

I really loved the Alvin series. My favorite standalone is probably Pastwatch, though Enchantment is a close second.

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Postby Jayelle » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:25 pm

Enchantment and Treason are both quite good.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:32 pm

Pastwatch!
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Postby KennEnder » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:34 am

Pastwatch, Songmaster, Treason, Enchantment, Treasure Box... all great choices!
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Postby zeroguy » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:58 am

Worthing Saga! I also thought pretty much everything in Maps in a Mirror was good. Songmaster was good, and Treason was good if... different somehow, in my opinion. I'm going to stop now before I just list everything I've read by him.
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:05 pm

Luet wrote:I would try a standalone or two. I think a few of my favorites off the top of my head are Songmaster, Pastwatch and Worthing Saga.


I was thinking of starting with a couple of standalones just for the fact that I don't think I will have that much in gift cards. The fact of the matter is, if I get involved in reading a series, I will want to read the rest of the series and probably end up spending money that I can't really afford to spend.

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I haven't made a decision yet, but will keep you informed on what I get and how I like it. Probably won't be until after christmas, unless I get an early gift.

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Postby Luet » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:56 pm

One word: Library! :P
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:21 pm

I was going to say that too!
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Postby KennEnder » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:53 pm

Library? Oh yeah, I remember those: research. Yuck.

(jk! I use libraries all the time. Even for DVD movies - they're FREE!)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:10 pm

I went to the library today to photocopy a crochet pattern only to find that some "Happy Hooker" had checked out the book. I only have till January, people!
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:44 am

Seeing how I have no time to go to the library (or the bookstore for that matter), I don't think that is going to happen. The only free time I have is very late night, perfect for reading. But actually getting the books is the problem. A problem easily solved by online shopping. :wink:

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Postby Darth Petra » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:24 am

Luet wrote:One word: Library! :P


I worship Libararys. :shock:
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:40 am

If you worshiped them, you'd spell it Libraries.
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Postby Darth Petra » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:49 am

Jayelle wrote:If you worshiped them, you'd spell it Libraries.

I envent my own spellings. I'm so rebellious.
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Postby Grammar Nazi » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:53 am

That's not rebellious, it's just sad. Not to mention deeply annoying, and being a demonstration of one's ignorance to the world.

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Postby Eddie Pinz » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:06 pm

Well I was bored at work today and decided to put my polyanna present(Barnes and Noble gift card) to work. I ordered three.
I picked up:
Pastwatch
Enchantment
Worthing Saga

Now I just have to decide which order to read them in once they come.

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Postby KennEnder » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:15 pm

Oh, the pain of it! I'm sure you'll manage, and there is NO wrong order to choose! Congrats and ENJOY!
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:53 pm

I am a little over 100 pages into Pastwatch right now and I absolutely love it. If the rest of this book and the other two are this good, I will be extremely happy with my purchase.


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