A follow up to my last post… I just finished Lost Boys and dang. What a cool ending.
I was plesently surprised by the ending. I love plot twists and shocking revelations and this one was amazing. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it, but let me just say that you will never guess what’s going on until right at the end (when it’s revealed to you).
So I continue my infatuation with Orson Scott Card. I’m not sure what I will read next. I’ve toyed with the idea of starting the Alvin Maker series, but I don’t know if I want to go there. From what I hear, it’s a fantasy/magical story that mimics the Joseph Smith story to some extent. Not sure how I feel about that.
Card gave an afterward at the end of my audio book and mentioned the Lost Boys is somewhat autobiographical. Not really the story, but the characters. It was very interesting to see him put the LDS life out in plain view for people to see. He didn’t hide anything (the crazy people along with the great members, etc) and in fact he talks about stuff that non-mormons would have very little understanding of… without explaining it. I loved it. He spoke about things as if they were just part of life and everyone should know about it. A great way to get put the “Mormons” in a national light and without making it look like he was trying to do that. He was just writing about how his family would interact and how many wards in the Church run and interact.
Excellant book! Highly recommended! This is even one that my wife might enjoy because there is no sci-fi and very little fantasy element.
Now to find a new book.