Thursday, March 1, 2012
Review: Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
Summary: In this sequel to Ender's Game we follow Ender as an adult in a future in which he's skipped thousands of lightyears and is now a Speaker for the Dead as he did for the Buggers in the first book. He has traveled to one of the "Hundred Worlds" and must help a new species of alien justify their existence and to speak the deaths of some important, and not so important, people on the planet.
Review: I really enjoyed this book. I had heard from several friends that this is too philosophical and not as good as Ender's Game but I found it just as entertaining, although a little sad, and much more adult. I appreciate the deeper meanings in the plot and the depth of the characters and if you liked the ending of the previous book, you will definitely enjoy reading this. Card is a very talented writer and really draws the reader in to his character development and the plots with plenty of surprises and interesting relationships. Definitely a "must read" if you liked the first.
Buy it here: Speaker for the Dead (Ender, Book 2)