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Empire by Orson Scott Card
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This was an interesting idea, and I was fascinated with it. Unfortunately it seems to have sort of....failed in the developing. I would like to see this sort of idea developed a little better and laid out in a more coherent manner. It's pretty clear where he was going here and the idea tugs at the mind. Unfortunately it (in my opinion) swings far out to one side and seems to get completely lost. The ending is to say the least...extremely, unlikely in most any scenario.

I think it quite possible that the authors own world view and his wish to "share it(?)" may have gotten in the way of his story-telling. Where some people set out to write a novel and it springs from a given world view that may add to the story telling, here the world view that was being expressed seemed (to me) to take p residence over the story itself. I'd like to see the general idea developed differently, maybe the author will revisit it later.
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December 31, 2009 – Shelved
December 24, 2010 – Shelved as: science-fiction

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