Originally Posted by DiapDealer
And besides... I hear it doesn't hold a candle to the original, anyway.
I admit that I've never read any of Card's work, but I always have to wonder whether his (admitted) opinions on social hot-button topics are really
that obvious in his writing... or do people tend to shoe-horn his publicly stated, "real-world" opinions into his fictional work where it otherwise might not exist—without razor-thin analogies and biased analysis?
Either way... it's a perfect example of why I try to be as ignorant of authors personal opinions/politics as I can be. If I find something in their writing that doesn't quite sit right with me, I may stop reading, but I prefer to let their "officially" published words rule my opinions.
: Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora
(from The Gentlemen Bastards series), chimes in on the subject
When Mr. Card's homophobia and racism first reared its head, I was shocked, because, no, it's wasn't apparent in his writing - just the opposite. He's had both homosexual and black characters in the past that are well-drawn and likeable.
I've wondered if maybe he doesn't have undiagnosed Alzheimer's, because he seems to have undergone a severe personality change a few years ago.
But, yeah, I've been done with him for awhile - I took a vow not to read anymore Card until he finished the Alvin Maker series, but in the meantime he took this mean-spirited turn, so I'm done, too.
Sad, because he used to be a terrific writer.