Category: Monthly Review

Review: Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card

While I very much enjoyed the Shadow/Bean series, I found this final book to be the least engaging. I did enjoy the ending – Ender & Peter’s “reconciliation” – and the series interested me enough and kept me entertained enough to make me still… Continue Reading “Review: Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card”

Review: Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card

Another masterful installment of the fantastic Ender/Bean series. I find it maddening that an author whose creative work I respond to with such favor can be so repellent to me on a personal/political/religious level. It is easy to see some of Card’s political leanings… Continue Reading “Review: Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card”

Review: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

This is the 6th Vonnegut novel that I have read, and while I plan to continue reading more – this and the previous read (Breakfast of Champions) have left me underwhelmed. Granted, the idea is great – humanity after its own destruction, as explained… Continue Reading “Review: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut”