outsider wrote:I haven't read his comics work, but in terms of prose writing, I disagree. He is excellent at universe building (Ender, Red Prophet, Shadow/Bean) and his standalone works (short stories and full-length novels) are quite good. His biggest flaw (in terms of writing) is trying and failing spectacularly to end a series. He would better serve his works by leaving open endings.
A lot of his stuff just never interested me and was never really recommended to me by friends or others back in the day. Ender was good, Shadow was okay, I read the first part but stopped once it began retelling elements from the original. Friends had little good to say about it, so I never had the drive to continue. Speaker For The Dead was just crap. I hated that it was really nothing more then a story that leads to a sequel which leads to another... hate that. Start as a series or keep the stories stand alone. Also, I could do without the cultural or political theories he always wants to impart. Basically, I found he soap boxed his views too much.
Like Grant Morrison, he cannot achieve closure. They're sex partners must be so happy.