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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.
If you're a fan of urban fantasy, or fantasy in general, I highly recommend this book.
This book was written by the Orson Scott Card who wrote Saints, not the one who wrote the Ender Wiggins series or the one who introduced us to the Maker.
Nothing exciting ever really happened, the characters seemed to have emotions with no context, and the ending was so predictable it was painful.
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 1 month ago by ShopSis
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 10 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 11 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 13 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 15 months ago 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 16 months ago by Druidgal
Card is the best science fiction writer today. I have every science fiction book he has done. I would not have thought he could write a ghost story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joseph Alford
I love Orson Scott Card and buy everything he writes, but this book seemed a bit forced and unnatural. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Julie Darby