Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Quartet)

(Ender (3))

Paperback, 416 pages

English language

Published July 15, 1996 by Tor Books.

ISBN:
9780312861872
OCLC Number:
33948419

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4 stars (35 reviews)

On Lusitania, Ender finds a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together. However, Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. With the Fleet on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable.

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Review of 'Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Quartet)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Então... O livro é muito longo. E não me refiro ao número de páginas, que em alguma edições chega a quase 600, é possível ser longo escrevendo 10 páginas.



O grande problema é que certas explicações se tornam tediosas e desnecessárias. As divagações metafísicas, presentes em quase todos os personagens, não são exercícios de pensamento, são afirmações curtas de "se situação A é aceita, logo situação B é decorrente" seguida da repetição do que é a situação A e do que é a situação B por páginas e páginas.



Um dos maiores problemas pra mim é Quara, ela é claramente insana. Ele defende de maneira irracional a extinção de duas espécies, incluindo a espécie humana, em defesa de uma forma de vida que pode ou não ser inteligente.



Também me incomoda muito o tratamento dado a Novinha. Ela desaparece e reaparece na história com quase múltiplas personalidade quando é conveniente. …

Review of 'Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Quartet)' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

I don't know how to feel about this book. The problems it set up, the conflicts it presented, the questions it raised, the people it introduced...they were all brilliant and fascinating and thoroughly engrossing. Riveting, mind-expanding, so many delicious adjectives. Five-star adjectives, without question. Diverse, real, complex characters that deal with problems every bit as grand.



But then...everything just got tied up with such infuriating neatness. Deus ex machina that couldn't get more blatant if Zeus himself had descended from Olympus and manipulated things to their neat ends. All of the most crucial solutions - in addition to what will surely be the backbone of sequels - quite literally conjured out of nothingness. In fact, one could probably argue that things were tied up quickly and neatly in order to make way for the hastily-introduced seeds of the coming conflict.



I can't give it less than four stars because the …

Review of 'Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) (Ender Quartet)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I don't know how to feel about this book. The problems it set up, the conflicts it presented, the questions it raised, the people it introduced...they were all brilliant and fascinating and thoroughly engrossing. Riveting, mind-expanding, so many delicious adjectives. Five-star adjectives, without question. Diverse, real, complex characters that deal with problems every bit as grand.



But then...everything just got tied up with such infuriating neatness. Deus ex machina that couldn't get more blatant if Zeus himself had descended from Olympus and manipulated things to their neat ends. All of the most crucial solutions - in addition to what will surely be the backbone of sequels - quite literally conjured out of nothingness. In fact, one could probably argue that things were tied up quickly and neatly in order to make way for the hastily-introduced seeds of the coming conflict.



I can't give it less than four stars because the …

Review of "Xenocide (Ender's Saga, Vol. 3)" on Goodreads

4 stars

I don't know how to feel about this book. The problems it set up, the conflicts it presented, the questions it raised, the people it introduced...they were all brilliant and fascinating and thoroughly engrossing. Riveting, mind-expanding, so many delicious adjectives. Five-star adjectives, without question. Diverse, real, complex characters that deal with problems every bit as grand.



But then...everything just got tied up with such infuriating neatness. Deus ex machina that couldn't get more blatant if Zeus himself had descended from Olympus and manipulated things to their neat ends. All of the most crucial solutions - in addition to what will surely be the backbone of sequels - quite literally conjured out of nothingness. In fact, one could probably argue that things were tied up quickly and neatly in order to make way for the hastily-introduced seeds of the coming conflict.



I can't give it less than four stars because the …

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Subjects

  • Fantasy
  • Card, Orson Scott - Prose & Criticism
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  • Science Fiction - General
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  • Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious char
  • Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)