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Mensa Mind Maze Challenge (Mensa (Booksales))
Mensa Mind Maze Challenge (Mensa (Booksales))

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great concept, 18. September 2000
Here's the deal with Mind Maze...it's a whole bunch of really cool puzzles, all within one large puzzle. This is a great concept - one I've never seen before. The puzzles range from easy to difficult, are all solvable, and all need to be solved in order to complete the ultimate puzzle, which is determining 'codes' and 'keys' using the answers to problems already solved. The ultimate answer is a single number. For puzzle-solving fans, there are a wide range of puzzles, so the book does not become boring. Although there are no traditional favorites such as crosswords or crostics (anacrostics, depending on who publishes the book), the true puzzling fan will certainly maintain a high interest level throughout. Although it is a little more expensive than the usual newsstand item, I believe its novelty makes it worth it.


Ender's Shadow (Ender Wiggin Saga)
Ender's Shadow (Ender Wiggin Saga)
von Orson Scott Card
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Preis: EUR 18,55

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Gotta love the Battle School, 1. August 2000
Here's the deal with Ender's Shadow: it's nearly as good as Ender's Game. In fact, if this novel came first, and there were subsequent stories about Bean and family, I may consider it better than Ender's Game. As a huge fan of the first novel about the Battle School participants, I had enormous expectations for 'Shadow,' and I must say that those expectations were indeed fulfilled.


Xenocide (Ender Wiggin Saga)
Xenocide (Ender Wiggin Saga)
von Orson Scott Card
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 7,15

4.0 von 5 Sternen Put Path in a different book, 1. August 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Xenocide (Ender Wiggin Saga) (Taschenbuch)
Here's the deal with Xenocide. The Lusitania / Star Fleet, etc. part of the story is typical, really good (maybe great) Card writing. It is perhaps a bit philosophical and maybe a little preachy for my personal taste, but I can appreciate the message. I just did not care for the whole Path angle. Xenocide really could have been a 500 page book, instead of 700, with most of Path eliminated. It is a somewhat interesting story, but it just doesn't fit in with the goings-on of Ender et al, on Lusitania. Of course, the story is woven to make it fit, but it isn't necessary. Also, until Children of the Mind came out, I always hated the ending. It just seemed to not fit in with anything else in the series. I suppose it served as a good lead in to 'Children,' but whether that was intended, or forced due to criticism, I don't know. Obviously, this is a great series, and I absolutely recommend it. I just expected a little, well LESS, from this installment.


Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Saga)
Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Saga)
von Orson Scott Card
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 6,00

5.0 von 5 Sternen Ender is magnificent, 1. August 2000
Here's the deal with Ender's Game: it's the best novel I've ever read. There are probably some out there with more literary prowess, or more depth of characters and plot, but for the total picture, and a book that you really can sit down and read the whole thing in one sitting, Ender's Game tops them all. I read it for this first time when I was about 12 - not unlike thousands of others. Since then - I'm now 25 - I've reread it every few years, and each time the story means something more, and different to me. As with all other Card stories (I've read them all), this really tells a story about the human condition (although perhaps not quite as much as the later books in the 'series'). This one happens to be wrapped around and through a really fun story about a Fantasy game and a Battle room. As one grows and experiences life, there is more to take away from this novel. I guess I'll have to see if the pattern holds true as I continue to get older and, hopefully, wiser.


The Shining (Signet)
The Shining (Signet)
von Stephen King
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Best from the Best, 31. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Shining (Signet) (Taschenbuch)
Here's the deal with The Shining: It's Mr. King's best. I've read all his novels from Carrie to Pet Sematary (The Talisman is next on the list), and The Shining beats them all.
I don't usually get a very overwhelming, sustained scare from any novel, even from "the Master of Horror." With The Shining, however, I literally could not read more than a few chapters at a time without some sort of break, and several deep breaths.


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