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A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
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Apr 22, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: old

This book is trash. I'm sorry, Orson Scott Card, I loved the first three books in the series, but you have gone on much too long with this whole thing and your transparent plea for more cash is just painful.

The story is too short to be fulfilling, too cheeky and Christmasy to be thought-provoking, too preachy to be fun, and lacks any of the things that made the early books of the series worth reading.

I am honestly a bit surprised to see that so many people on this site rated this book so highly, so perhaps I'm being a bit of a Scrooge here, but I quite simply did not like this. One out of five stars may be a bit harsh, and I came out of this book mostly apathetic rather than angry, but come on. I have now bought nine of your books, Card, what more do you want from me? I expect better from you.

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