Children of the Mind gained a lot of traction in the second half. Orson Scott Card really stepped up, as I expected.
The largest section of each character arc arrived in half two. They were very cool. I didn't exactly foresee them, but they were properly foreshadowed.
Plot-wise, tons of stuff happened. The events were tense, contemplative, and satisfying all at once. Card is a master of his craft in this regard.
The setting comment from the midpoint analysis stands.
Children of the Mind earned an A- overall. There were some problems, but nothing unforgivable.
I like having enjoyed something enough to forgive the shortcomings, but I do like being able to tell when I don't like something that I've read, so that I can keep in mind not to accidentally do the same with my own writing. :) Thanks for sharing again!ReplyDelete
That's one of the biggest reasons I read. I read to learn; entertainment is a something on the side.Delete