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Card has a clear, well-honed writing style, full of human warmth--a style that is especially effective in the development of the central character, and in details of tools and techniques for renovating an old house. His approach to murder, danger, and threatening forces is so free of closeness or oppression that one might call it "anti-gothic." In an interview, he said, "I am completely uninterested in exploring evil. Evil (and weak and wicked) people are all evil (or weak, or wicked) in the same boring ways. But good people are infinitely interesting in the ways they manage to be good despite all the awful circumstances of their lives."
Homebody is a pleasant tale about the triumph of love over evil, with a couple of bizarre twists to give it spice. (Hint: don't read the Kirkus Review if you want to keep the plot a surprise.) --Fiona Webster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A good Card novel, as always. More Stephen King that most of his work, with some predictability in the end, but still a great read without comprising my morals just to read it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by clclark
Though OSC's work mostly strikes me as kinda juvenile literature, guess I'm still a kid at heart, cause I still enjoy it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tim G
I normally prefer the series which allow more time to delve into different characters and a bit meatier telling of the story, but I enjoyed this book and recommend for a quick... Read morePublished 11 months ago by CF
Card has been a favorite author for many years so, although I was non-plussed at page 100, I read half the book before succumbing to disappointment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. ThrasherThrasher Books
Homebody was an excellent book. I am a fan of Orson Scott Card's work and this did not disappoint! Great characters, great story.Published 21 months ago by Heather Bella
It's nothing really special, not compared to most of Card's work, but it's a good little read none the less.Published 23 months ago by Mandi
A nice easy read that was just spooky enough to be fun but not scary.
The ending was a bit quick, and the reason the house was how it was didn't seem too clear. Read more
I am a strong OSC fan and have read most of his works (which makes me sad because I love most of his stories and wish there were many more). I did NOT like this one. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Carol Etgen
A thrilling novel of complex morality and characters so wonderfully developed I wanted to enjoy more of their lives after it ended. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Druidgal