Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ok, I have read the second book in the series, Speaker for the Dead. Well, Card did it again. And this time he gave us a great story, although perhaps difficult to totally believe at first, but then, well it is supposed to happen in the future, and it is a book. First, so many characters, which at first I thought would be hard to follow, but none of them are flat or stale. You can reasonably be thrown into this book and first hand meet all of these people and know them. It is simply good. And the story has so many plot twists and turns, just like the original you almost don't want to put it down. I loved this book and the ending is perfect. That's all I can say, and did I mention, it also won a Hugo and a Nebula.
To begin with, when you read it, you'll understand why it won a Hugo and a Nebula. Card made something which I see as very original and rather amazing. From the moment you start reading it, you really can't stop. Although, the chapters end in such a way that allows you to put the book down if you absolutely have to, say if you need to go to class or sleep. The dialogue is easy to follow and fun, but at the same time incorporates many characters very well in outer dialogue and inner monologue. I just have to say I really like it. Every chapter gave a new surprise and made it a fun read cover to cover.