Our Movie Reviews Children of the Mind
Author: Orson Scott Card
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: August 17, 2001 (by Scott)
(Audible version)

Scott's Review:
4 out of 5 stars on August 17, 2001

This is a very fitting end to Ender's Saga. The author manages to explain in great detail how life works in his universe, without giving away the wonder of it all.

My only real complaint with this book is the style. It may very well be the abridging of it for the audiotape, but it seemed to be written in an almost biblical prose. While it might have been done deliberately given the book's content, it seemed out of place with the rest of the story.

That aside, the story is incredibly touching. It also, in my opinion does something that a lot of science fiction can't do. Aliens in sci-fi books all seem to fit some pre-defined stereotypes. While that's present in this book, it's not as bad as it could have been, and the humans in this book are shown to be just as bad, in a very plausible manner. In other words, it very realistically puts everyone on an even playing field. All around a good book.

-- Scott and Michelle