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Paperback, 63 pages
Published December 12th 1981 by Orion Books (first published June 1981)
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David Timms
Sep 24, 2008 David Timms rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: thinking LDS people
I thought this was a delightful read. I only wish I knew where my copy went. Shows another side to Scott Card - and a more astute, witty, funny side than some see in his writings. A jibe from the inside of the LDS society.
Ruth
Jun 07, 2015 Ruth rated it really liked it
Another giggle-filled tome (along the lines of Kirby's "Sunday of the Living Dead"). This 'Mormon Dictionary' includes such gems as "Family Preparedness: What is going on when Mormon friends serve you dirty radishes, raw wheat, and grainy honey when you come visiting. It teaches their children that surviving a disaster may not be worth it."

This A to Z of Mormon jargon is, unsurprisingly, filled with such silly and completely 'on-point' definitions. Great fun.
Erik Dryden
Oct 31, 2015 Erik Dryden rated it did not like it
Here we have an attempt by Card, early in his career, to make a Devil's Dictionary for Mormon culture. We are quickly reminded that 90% of what Card has written over the years is just terrible. He definitely ain't no Ambrose Bierce. This little book may find some appeal among those who haven't come to the realization that Mormon culture is so boring that it's not worth satirizing.
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Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.
Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series Th
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