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Lost Boys Mass Market Paperback – January 25, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
Orson Scott Card (OSC) puts in writing every nightmare a parent has over the sanity and safety of his/her kids--- kids getting lost, adjustment problems at a new school and town, creepy people whom you're not quite sure to trust your kids with, the evils of computer/video games, the possibility that anyone can be a child predator...
On a par with 'Ender's Game', 'Lost Boys' has good plot and fine 3-D characters. For you SciFi/Ender fans, OSC spins a different kind of story here---one about the mundane issues of everyday family life. However, as you turn the pages, you care more and more about what happens to the family, while suspense and creepiness build higher and higher. Card skillfully moves the story and mood along. You also get an interesting and frank look at husband-wife relationship dynamics that portrayed both sides very well.
Some OSC readers may criticize the way he weaves 'Mormonness' into his work. I always found the tie-in of his Faith to his books as interesting and informative adjuncts to his story, and not as 'missionary work'. 'Lost Boys' is no exception. Faith and Family are important elements of this story, and Card gives us more than a peek at what Life-As-a-Mormon is all about.
I agree in part with the reviewer who loved all but the ending.Read more ›
Now, let's talk about M. Night Shyamalan.
If M. Night Shyamalan ever makes a sequel to The Sixth Sense, he should seriously consider adapting Lost Boys. The very fact that Lost Boys was first published way back in 1992, years before Shyamalan made his dazzling debut that shot to the top of the biggest all-time grossers in Hollywood history, makes me wonder for a moment. Could it be that the talented young Indian American director (his first name is 'Manoj' and he was born in Chennai, formerly called Madras) actually read Lost Boys in its first publication? Because, if he didn't, then the 'twist in the tale' of both The Sixth Sense and Lost Boys is more than amazing; it's close to supernatural!
Well, Shyamalan is certainly talented enough to have come up with his zinger of a 'twist' entirely on his own, and his stately, sedate pacing, masterful direction, and superbly nuanced screenplay certainly made The Sixth Sense way more than a clever-idea film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
if you are looking for a book about Mormons, computer programming in the 80's and a very loose ghost story than this is your book. I could not have been more bored and confused. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laura Henri
Great writing, but it's really a short story stretched out to a novel with huge amounts of irrelevant (but nicely written) drivel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by George Robertson
I cried like a freaking baby. How does he manage to write this well???Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
I'm giving this novel, which I have now read twice, five stars because it broke my heart. The characters are memorable and what they say and do rings true, especially if you... Read morePublished 5 months ago by L. Walch
Terrifying, unsettling and full of the frightening idea that God forbid, something horrible could happen in your neighborhoodor to your loved ones. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Prpl-Robi
Of all the works of Card I've read, Lost Boys is the most intense by far. Card has a knack for moving the story along without revealing the direction, much less the destination. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Texrealt
This is a great book. More on that below. But first, looking through the reviews, you won't like this book if you:
1) Are into sci fi only or only want something like... Read more