10 August, 2012

Review: Shadow of the Giant

Shadow of the Giant Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't even know why I'm leaving a review; if you're already reading the series, you HAVE to read this one, too -- and if you're not reading the series yet, you MUST read Ender's Game first, so at no point will this review reach anyone who is trying to decide whether or not to read this book.

However, if you've already read the novel, then a few things may come to mind. first, the way Anton, the only openly gay character in the novel, decides to act in order to be a "good person". Second, the redemption of Peter Wiggin, a storyline which tears me up just thinking about it. Third: the politics of Earth two hundred years hence. And fourth, the severe anti-muslim prejudice displayed by the author.

Card, although you're a terrible, horrible, prejudiced person, you are an AWESOME author. Reading the Ender series of books is well worth my time, and it's worth reading even though I think that you are personally a very evil person. Thank you for writing this series; it really and truly makes me feel -- a feat that not every author can pull off.

Orson Scott Card, you are truly the Ayn Rand of science fiction.

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