"It's hard to believe this is the follow-up to Ender's Game. Not because it's bad, or because it has no thematic similarities; it's just a very different Ender and Valentine in a very different world. It's enjoyable."
"I liked it, but Card asks a lot of his readers. Basically I felt a little uncomfortable with characters acting as agents of Card's religious beliefs. The characters are Xenocide's redemption as well as the gratuitious return of Peter and Young!Val."
"Simply amazing. A world full of calculating, cut-throat politics (pun intended), honor and betrayal, complicated motives, intrigue and all-out-luck. It's history and human drama told by one of the most interesting narrartors in psuedo-fiction. But don't stop here: it's unfair to his memory; you must bear it out with him."
"It's an utter and complete tragedy. When the most crushing blow of all arrives, it fills you with pity to watch Claudius transform into "Old King Log". Poor Claudius, poor grand and weak and human Claudius. No one comes out of ancient Rome any the happier."
"Hilarious and raunchy, with the most pragmatic anti-hero of them all: Henry Flashman. The ending (and I mean the *very* end) is quite a twist too--Flashy gets his but makes the best out of it. His attitude is marvelous."
"I've read The Pianist and The Diary of Anne Frank, but even those horrifying predecessors can't releive the terror of Vladek's struggle. How did people come out of the Holocaust alive? The framework of the comic concerns the author and his father, Vladek, and is in many ways just tragic and bittersweet. I read it all in one night."
"I've read hundreds of books, but none that capture the sadness, the engima and the beauty of memory like Swann's Way. It's dense but singular and for anyone who's ever been hopelessly in one-sided love."
"Simplistic overview of philosophy, but it still has merits. It manages to be entertaining and gives you the impetus to actually observe and question life. Philosophy is generally overlooked and that's an error Sophie's World attempts to correct."