Treasure Box

Treasure Box A shattering childhood tragedy left Quentin Fears devastated and unable to cope with the world and its citizens It didn t however prevent him from making millions through brilliant investments and

  • Title: Treasure Box
  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN: 9780061093982
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • A shattering childhood tragedy left Quentin Fears devastated and unable to cope with the world and its citizens It didn t, however, prevent him from making millions through brilliant investments, and now the enigmatic recluse has experienced the extraordinarily unexpected love at first sight.But a whirlwind courtship and marriage to Madeleine beautiful, witty, and equA shattering childhood tragedy left Quentin Fears devastated and unable to cope with the world and its citizens It didn t, however, prevent him from making millions through brilliant investments, and now the enigmatic recluse has experienced the extraordinarily unexpected love at first sight.But a whirlwind courtship and marriage to Madeleine beautiful, witty, and equally ill at ease with reality is bringing Quentin something other than the bliss he anticipated, for now he must meet his new wife s family.A bizarre, dysfunctional collection of extreme characters, they are guarding a secret both shocking and terrifying as is Madeleine herself And suddenly Quentin Fears must prevent his dream woman from unleashing an ageless malevolence intent on ruling the world.

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    1. Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys , biblical novels Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah , the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker beginning with Seventh Son , poetry An Open Book , and many plays and scripts.Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.For further details, see the author s page.For an ordered list of the author s works, see s List of works by Orson Scott Cardcmillan author orsons

    2. Read this years ago, but did not find it as engaging as other OSC books. I have become used to being thoroughly enthralled by his work since the days ofEnder's game, so was disappointed. *OSC has been one of my favorite authors. But now, I am distressed. A while back, I was confronted by a dilemma with author I had read, and had liked (for that kind of thriller book.) He did something which appalled me, enough so so that I swore I would never buy another of his books again (which was not hard as [...]

    3. This book has the most disappointing conclusion I have ever read. It's bad while you read it, but then the ending is stupid and negates the entire story.I'm going to ruin the ending now, in hope that you never read it:The story is about a man who gets stuck in a ghost house.In the end, it turns out that when he was shopping in at a grocery store at the beginning of the novel, the main character was annoyed that a child in line with its mother behind him was screaming and throwing a tantrum.Well, [...]

    4. Okay. Again I am breaking my review-silence, but only because so many other reviews were evidently written by people who never read this book. Is it great? No. It's only okay. A solid little potboiler, clearly influenced by All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By, Ghost Story, and possibly The Stress of Her Regard (which were themselves based on older stories) but nothing more than that. Do I regret reading it? Nope. Would I read it again? Nope. But I keep seeing people accusing the author of using [...]

    5. I’ve really liked other works by Card, but Treasure Box was a dreadful disappointment. I rarely don’t finish a book, but I came extremely close to doing so mid-way through. On the surface, it has a good plot. Between the covers, it slugs along slowly before eventually speeding up to a climax, and not a very good one at that. The writing falls short of what I’ve come to like about Card’s writing. It’s considered horror-fantasy, but it’s more like fiction with a few horror and fantasy [...]

    6. Card makes his political leanings a little more overt in this book, probably because it's set in the year 1996, but he can be forgiven because he's given us such a riveting story. As a young boy, Quentin Fears wrestled with his parent's decision to pull the plug on his teenage sister after a car accident left her brain dead, and he's never really recovered. Now a millionaire with no real purpose, he is searching for some meaning in life. He meets Madeleine, who seems like the perfect woman, and [...]

    7. OK, not all of my books will be from Orson Scott Card but damn I loved this book. It is about this guy who got fairly suddenly rich through stocks or tech or something and then he goes around seeding other business ventures and basically being uber wealthy but in a geeky way which is fun to read about. But of course, being sci-fi he is haunted and crap and other stuff happens but I liked it mostly from a purely capitalistic angle. =)

    8. Orson Scott Card is one of my father’s favorite authors. I liked the film adaption of his Ender’s Game. Before immersing myself in that series, I wanted to test the waters with one of Card's only standalone novels, Treasure Box. Interestingly, when I asked my dad what he remembered from this particular novel, his words were few. After reading it, I’m not too surprised. Treasure Box is more horrific in genre, compared to the science-fiction Card is best known for. With this in mind, it’s [...]

    9. Orson Scott Card's Treasure Box is a fascinating supernatural thriller about a naive millionaire who meets and marries the love of his life, only to find that she is not what she seems. I won't spoil the plot for you, but suffice to say that this novel is full of twists and turns, with plenty of richly textured characters to keep things interesting. Definitely the best of Card's thrillers. My only complaint about the writing is that virtually every character seemed to constantly quote from Engli [...]

    10. my first Orson Scott Card book and I love his writing. In this lovely book the author follows a manname Quintin Fears. I know Mr.Card writes SciFi but I didn't want to dive into a book that was too far out I couldn't get into but when I read the book jacket I knew I would fall for a such a plot. And I did! In this plot the main character has a quarky sense of humor. He is grieved with his sister's death and continues his life lonely and rich. And along comes some witches and his life is shaken u [...]

    11. This just isn't the best story to come from Card. Nothing compared to his Ender works. That isn't to say that there is no value in reading this book. It has a slower beginning, moving through some needed character establishment before the story really gets started. There are some really interesting characters and some unexpected plot turns. I'm only giving it 3 stars because of the beginning and the ending. Neither are terrible, but they didn't really sing either. The ending seemed a little anti [...]

    12. Its hard to write a review of one of Card's books without bringing up his politics, so I'll say upfront that I've met him and I've heard him speak and, yes, he is an egotistical hypocritical Ass. He has also been one of the better science fiction/fantasy writers we have had over the past few decades, producing a number of classic works."The Treasure Box" is not one of them. Aside from some preaching about pre-marital sex, it is difficult for me to believe Card even wrote this uneven and, frankly [...]

    13. It seems that collaboration stories are much better for OSC. More action, less repeating and themes are little bit different than usual. I could relate with hero of the story, feel the emotions he felt and that made it above average book. Thanks

    14. The story is quick. There are 100 pgs. of [actual] setup. The story isn't wondrously original, nor is it painfully cliché. It's a solid, fantatic read with no chance of being life changing - the way all horror is.

    15. I have read his whole Ender's Game series. But this is so darkly different from all of that. Witches, Dragons, and magic, oh my

    16. I was unsure at first if Card could capture me in the same way he did in the Ender universe. As always he surpassed my expectations with a book equally intricate and emotion-filled. He knows how to pull on the fears and issues of human emotion without sacrificing a wonderfully unique story. With the heart of a lonely man, this story builds into a battle of good vs evil in the most interesting of ways. Can't say much without giving it away, but if you like supernatural stories you will love this! [...]

    17. Orson Scott Card's books are so easy for me to love. Treasure Box is best gone into blind, and while the tone and even genre switch unexpectedly throughout the entire book, it's not necessarily unwelcome. It encompasses suspense, psychological, and romance, as well as a bit of a detective story. I find it intriguing, which is why I read it in three days, though judging by some other reviews, it's not for everyone. I would suggest picking up some of Card's other, more universally liked works befo [...]

    18. Treasure Box is a love story gone incredibly wrong. If you are a fan of OSC then be prepared for a novel unlike anything he has written. Treasure Box is not Card's usual science fiction or fantasy offering, but here he takes on a bit of ghost story or maybe paranormal would be a better designation. Card creates an antagonist that you really will despise but could have given a bit more to the protagonist. All in all a really good story.

    19. Card is one of my favorite authors but I'd only read his fantasy/sci-fi before; this is a supernatural thriller and was very enjoyable! He always creates interesting characters and it was definitely a page-turner.

    20. This book was an enjoyable read for the most part. It tends to fall apart when describing why things happened, and how was it possible for the things to happen when no one was there, not to mention a wedding license with the groom signing for both participants. Read it for fun.

    21. I thought Orson Scott Card was strictly a sci-fi writer. This was suspense/horror/fantasy and I rather enjoyed it. I didn't read the "book jacket" summary so I didn't know what to expect - I think reading blindly that way makes things more fun. I won't spoil the surprises for you :) 4 stars

    22. Una novela adictiva y apasionante, alejada del género usual en Card. En está ocasión, estamos ante el género de terror fantástico, no en el terreno usual de Sci-Fi de Card. Muy bien escrita, este señor tiene la capacidad de no decepcionar nunca. Absolutamente recomendable.

    23. As always, Card is a great writer. I'm not much into the horror genre, but this was a good story. Quite compelling.

    24. At first I wasn't going to write this review because I thought I was too far removed from when I read it to give it a decent sounding. But after reading Speaker for the Dead (also by Orson Scott Card or OSC) and writing the review for that one, I felt that I had to write this one.Treasure Box was the first book that I read by OSC. Given I never read any sci fi (to an extent) growing up, so I was a bit weary to read Ender's Game because I thought things might go over my head. Something of which I [...]

    25. This isn’t a new book. I picked it up on an recommendation. I had read Treasure Box before, years ago. I didn’t realize this until about Chapter 5. That’s not a good start to a book, is it…With Treasure Box, Card steps out of his usual SF/F genre and into horror. It’s a tale of a man with a deep loss—his sister Lizzy died as a child. Quentin Fears holds onto her memory and leads a successful, but empty life. One day, he meets a woman who reminds him of Lizzy. They fall in love, but [...]

    26. Orson Scott Card's early career was peppered with short fiction in the horror genre, and in the 90's he got back in the game with a number of horror novels that were markedly unhorrific. Of these, Treasure Box is probably the most mediocre, average in just about every way.Like many modern horror movies, Treasure Box has an extended setup during which very little happens. We meet the protagonist Quentin, who meets the girl of his dreams. Things go splendidly for a while, until they take a turn fo [...]

    27. Orson Scott Card is one of a handful of authors for whom I consider myself a dedicated fan. I've read, perhaps not most of his books, but a substantial chunk that makes up a representative sampling. So when I saw an unfamiliar Card book sitting on a friends shelf, I was naturally excited to borrow it.This book reminds me quite a bit of Lost Boys. For the vast majority of the book it appears to be about entirely pedestrian people and events that leave you wondering why someone would bother writin [...]

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