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Mazer in Prison The Polish Boy Cheater Pretty Boy Teacher's Pest Ender's Shadow Ender's Shadow: Battle School This novel does offer a dark picture of what life is like under these terms.
Also, the idea of how a hive-mind would think differently, without language, and the complications of communicating with someone like that, that's brilliant also.
I wish it had been revised--that the battle scenes were clearer, that the movement of the novel's action, the way the 'buggers' are in a race to try and communicate with Ender before he kills them, that this were more obvious to the reader, and not a surprise whipped out at the end, so that it could have lent tension to the scenes of the games and manipulation, which were only boring.
And Ender's decision, to be the Speaker for the Dead, that struck me cold, because in the end, the buggers were only trying to do what everyone else in his life were doing to him: poring over what makes him tick and trying to get him to do their bidding.
The novel contains a rant against style at the beginning, added by Card, called 'literary tricks' by him. I think the most interesting thing about it is that given the millions sold, it is proof that story matters more than style, even as convoluted and badly formed as this one is.
In the end what matters is the questions the novel raises and the implications of the questions, and that the novel really is about something at its core, behind all of the badly rendered fight scenes.
I admire style, don't get me wrong. I love it. But it would appear you can get by without it. View all 57 comments. Jan 14, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: everyone -- i'll even buy you a copy!
View all 11 comments. Aug 13, John Wiswell rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Hardcore sci fi fans. This is a novel that blows past conventional ideas like "disbelief.
Thanks to this plan, we are treated to a gaggle of super-intelligent children who seldom appear particularly clever in fact many behave with adult maturity rather than abnormal intellect and achieve greatness not through a This is a novel that blows past conventional ideas like "disbelief.
Thanks to this plan, we are treated to a gaggle of super-intelligent children who seldom appear particularly clever in fact many behave with adult maturity rather than abnormal intellect and achieve greatness not through any great effort that we follow rather you'll read recaps of their successful efforts , but because the author wants them to achieve these things.
In this, the definitive edition of Ender's Game , there is almost nothing earned within the plot. It's a decent story, but for a book with so many events there is very little consequence or risk, and the character development is so linear and stale.
That last quality is particularly cloying considering that, prodigies or not, most of the characters are children and at least one of them should develop in an unexpected way.
Instead the unexpected developments we get are humorlessly absurd, like two prodigies fooling the world with a fake op-ed column that earns them political power.
The ending is predictable and deliberately anti-climactic, robbing the novel of its one true punch. The trade-off is, instead of getting the thing the book was building to, you get the opportunity for sequels and spin-offs.
If you liked the infallible, mostly emotionless and paper-thin protagonist, then that's a good thing. If you were hoping to have the hours you put into the book validated with some real emotion at the end, well, neither this author's definitive edition nor any other is going to help you.
View all 28 comments. Mar 09, Lyn rated it really liked it. This was a really good book. On its surface it is a great story about a young boy who goes through tremendous struggles.
On another level it is a brilliant psychological character study and an observation of group dynamics. On still another level it was an intelligent allegory for violence and bellicosity in ourselves and our society.
There is a listopia list that calls this the best science fiction novel. Mmmmm, maybe. I can see why someone would say so.
I have heard where military organization This was a really good book. I have heard where military organizations have assigned this for cadet reading.
It is very good, certainly high in the running and on a short list of best ever. I will read more by Card and may read more of the Ender series.
View all 32 comments. Jun 25, Stella rated it it was amazing Shelves: loved-loved-loved. If I fail my exams this week, I blame this book.
Ah Ender's Game, how you have sat on my bookshelf for over a year before I got to you. You have been so nicely received by the sci-fi community so why did I put you off?
My stupidity aside, I hope you guys will still consider this 5-star review to be credible and valid. I'll list off the pros and cons to this novel and you can decide.
Pros: An adorable main character. Ender Andrew Wiggins was a breath of fresh air from the strong heroine of YA literature. Being a 6 year old at the beginning of the novel, I was completely caught off guard by his maturity and how sneaky he was.
The tactics used in the Game. The reason the Hunger Games was interesting to me were solely due to the tactics Katniss used to stay alive, Well, guess what?
Ender Wiggins just pretty much kick this Katniss chick's butt. Oh the perceptive of Valentine and Peter was also very fascinating.
The political backdrop highlighted by Demosthenes and Locke was very refreshing for a science student like me. Now, I shall move on to the cons: The lack of romance.
Haha, just kidding. I am glad the focus was on Ender and his growth to his maximum potential. The lack of romantic development is one of the best thing about this novel.
I find romance takes away from such a masterpiece. Just to be clear, there are no cons to this book. I am just a fool who never listen to others' opinions and it often comes back to bite me in the rear.
Joke's on me, I suppose. View all 43 comments. Mar 11, Kyle Nakamura rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: just about anyone. Recommended to Kyle by: found by chance in a library when i was a kid.
This has to be, hands down, one of the best science fiction books written. Ender's Game is set in a disarmingly straightfoward sci-fi setting: a near future earth threatened by a hostile alien species with superior technology that seems determined to destroy the human race.
The story centers on a young boy who is drafted into an all-consuming military training program at the age of 6. The program he's inducted into seeks to forge a new generation of military commanders out of gifted children, a This has to be, hands down, one of the best science fiction books written.
The program he's inducted into seeks to forge a new generation of military commanders out of gifted children, and it's sole purpose is to break them at any cost, until they finally discover someone who can't be broken.
What follows is an emotionally complex and at times painfully familiar story of children struggling to accept their inner demons. Ender in particular is cursed with a brutal combination of profound empathy for others, and an overwhelming survival instinct that drives him to win no matter what the cost.
It is this combination of gifts that may make him the commander the fleet needs in it's war against the alien invaders, but only if Ender can find a way to survive the burden of understanding his enemy so thoroughly that he can no longer see them as "the other," but as a reflection of himself.
The story is fast-paced, and Card's signature style of simple, plain language and streamlined descriptiveness serves to bring the characters front and center at all times.
This book is infused with a very real sense of psychological and spiritual dislocation, and treats it's young protagonists as fully realized, intelligent, 3 dimensional characters struggling with very adult questions.
Card's other signature: creating drama through ethical dilemmas, is also a central element of the story, and he does a very good job of challenging the reader to find some semblance of moral high ground anywhere.
The conflicts between characters are made all the more powerful by the almost total lack of mystery: motivations and intent are laid out very clearly in most cases, and it is the reader's ability to empathize with everyone's point of view that makes the story less about winning and loosing and more about living with the consequences of either.
This book is thought provoking, emotionally complex, and ethically challenging. It's a powerful examination of conflict and violence, military necessity, family roles, and the ways in which we use the idea of "the other" to justify all manner of savagery.
View all 7 comments. I decided to read the novel basically because the incoming film adaptation it was "incoming" at the moment that I read the book and I wanted to read the original book before of watching the film.
I am aware of the controversial opinions about sensitive social subjects, but I want to keep that out of this and only commenting about my impressions about the book itself.
First of all, I doubt highly that the film adaptation will be so crude in certain developments of the story mainly because of that the protagonist of the story is a child.
This very same story using an adult, even a young adult, and this book wouldn't impress anybody. However I think that establishing that this is a story set into the future of humankind, I think that how the children think, talk and act here is not far-fetched.
Maybe in could be Now, children have all the access to internet just like this "futuristic" story sets, and now kids got "mature" very quickly, not a real maturity per se, but the exposure to so much information in the web and the interaction on social networks, forums, blogs, etc So, that angle is very visionary.
No doubt about it, and maybe because of that, the book will remain as something relevant to read not matter if we enjoyed the reading or not of it. Now, the development.
I found odd that in his life on Battle School, you only get the practices and exercises, and you only read about how Ender learn from his peers and never from the teachers, it's supposed to be a school but you never see how are "classes" there.
It's like if he wouldn't get any valuable education from adult teachers. The book was really interesting while Ender was still very young but as soon he got a promotion to commander, I think that much of the "spark" of the narrative was lost.
Like on Starship Troopers. I guess that it's easier to get a lot of killing without provoking so much social shock. I am sure that when Peter did some awful things to one single squirrel disturbed a lot of people, me included, but killing insects?
If a kid kills an animal, it's a sure signal that they have a psychopath on their hands, but killing a cockroach? An ant? A wasp?
Unless you are a monk in Tibet, you have kill an infinite quantity of insects on your life and you didn't think twice about it again. So, the easiest way to make people confortable with massive killing is convincing them that they are not killing sentient life forms but dang bugs.
And, yes, that not only works here, in this book, but in many dark moments in our history. View all 23 comments.
Oct 21, unknown rated it really liked it Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy , series , in , book-club , ya , , wssfbc , favorites , kindle , re-reads.
Lots of people have already read this book, and it's pretty much universally acclaimed, so it probably doesn't really need another review.
So I just want to point out one thing that bothered me both times I read it with a decade at least in-between at that : Isn't it weird how much time the kids in this book spend naked?
The entire time Ender is at Battle School, Card constantly tells us how everyone is always sleeping naked, or walking around the barracks naked or jogging naked.
And one of the Lots of people have already read this book, and it's pretty much universally acclaimed, so it probably doesn't really need another review.
And one of the major fight sequences happens in the shower, and Ender's opponent strips down beforehand so they can both be naked.
And did I mention that the genders are mixed if mostly male and the oldest character in the book is 12? I don't know, maybe it's just me.
It's not like I'm offended, it's just odd and a little distracting. Don't kids have shame in the future? This review brought to you by the word "naked.
But it didn't fit the naked theme. View all 45 comments. May 01, Rebecca Watson rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in Once upon a time, there was a tiny 6-year old boy who all the other kids picked on.
Little did they know that he was very special and all the adults secretly loved him even though they didn't stop anyone from picking on him, and also he knew karate and he didn't want to hurt them but he would if he had to, and it just so happens that he has to.
Also he spoke and thought not like a 6-year old boy but as a smug year old man with a fair amount of unresolved bitterness toward his childhood Once upon a time, there was a tiny 6-year old boy who all the other kids picked on.
Also he spoke and thought not like a 6-year old boy but as a smug year old man with a fair amount of unresolved bitterness toward his childhood. I finished this book very quickly, not because I am a misunderstood supergenius toddler, but because if I lost any momentum at all, I'd put this book down and never again be able to screw up the energy to deal with the pretentious little prick known as Ender Wiggin.
I really wanted to like the book. The basic outline of the story is fine and even appealing to me: kids being trained with video games from an early age to join a war effort.
But the writing was, at times, excruciating. To be fair, had I read it when I was a fairly average, I'm sure year old, I probably would have found it more enjoyable.
But as an average, again adult, I found it to be about pages too long and filled with long passages during which I developed a loathing of the main character at precisely the moment when the author clearly wanted me to admire his cleverness, strength of character, and bold moral wrestling.
Aah, the psychological pain he endures at being the best at strategy and physical combat! Oh why can't he find a teacher who can teach him something he doesn't already know!
If they're pushing his face backward, does that mean his head hit the door? His face can't hit the door if it's not facing it.
The final act started off well enough and brought everything to a satisfactory conclusion, and then the book continued on for another 25 pages that should be considered by nerds to be as unconscionable as the final episode of Battlestar Gallactica, where all reason and logic are dispensed with in favor of some weird fantasy that pretends to wrap up everything in a nice and neat bow.
It's interesting to compare this to Dune, which I read last month. Dune does a similar thing young adult-style writing about a young boy with great powers who will save the world but does it without making the main character insufferable.
Unlike Dune, I don't think I'll bother reading any other books about Ender, the universe's tiniest supergenius.
View all 31 comments. Mar 15, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , adventure , science , 20th-century , young-adult.
Set at an unspecified date in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the Formics, an insectoid alien species which they dub the "buggers".
In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult g Ender's Game The Ender Quintet 1 , Orson Scott Card Ender's Game is a military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card.
In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed.
View 2 comments. Shelves: nebula , , sci-fi , why-the-hype , hugo. Hmmm, I find it hard to understand the level of following this particular book gets.
Ender's Game is the type of sci-fi that doesn't interest me much. I can work up some interest for these things, but there has to be some characters I care about.
However, how exactly am I supposed to find compassion for a boy who goes from one task to another never failing and always being the best at EVER Hmmm, I find it hard to understand the level of following this particular book gets.
Where is the conflict and character growth here I wonder? And then the kids. I wish even one of the characters actually acted like a kid, or a human being at least.
I personally only saw cardboard in every direction. I suppose there are some interesting ideas about military training, manipulation, and leadership, but I admit, I mostly found myself bored to death by numerous battles, which I couldn't visualize, and it's-so-hard-to-be-the-bestest-ever-genius whining.
Listening to the author's speech at the end of my audio book didn't endear me to him personally either. He is just not a very sophisticated person, but he surely knows his audience of prepubescent boys and gamers well.
Plus I have very little respect for writers who create not because they have something important to say about our society and human condition, but because they are paid 5 cents per word to do it.
I think I will stick with Ursula K. Le Guin for now, whenever I am in a mood for some alien action, and resign myself to the fact that Ender's Game 's cult classic status is something I will never be able to understand.
I did have a blast reading reviews about the author's obsession with naked, soap-lathered little boys. How they came up with this pedohomoerotic BS, I have no idea.
Did we read the same book? I also had a blast reading Card's raging homophobic "essays. View all 61 comments.
Jan 13, Celeste rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , childrens-books , sci-fi , rereads , classics-i-ve-read , best-books-i-ve-ever-read.
Full review now posted! Some books define different aspects and periods of your life. I first read this book when I was 9 years old and just starting the 4th grade.
I was the only kid in my small class in the Gifted program at that point, which set me apart. I was an odd child, athletically challenged and socially inept and physically awkward.
I had teeth too big for my head, ears too far large for my face, and hair Full review now posted! I had teeth too big for my head, ears too far large for my face, and hair that pencils could get lost in.
My only true friends at this stage in my life were family members and books. Here were kids who were different, who were often hated and belittled by other children because of those differences, but who discovered that those differences were actually their strengths.
Pieces of the cover are missing. The spine is broken. The pages are yellow. I just read this book for the 8th time. I read it in elementary and junior high and high school, once every couple of years, just to remind myself that what made me weird could make me strong.
I pushed it into the hands of kids I could see myself in when I became a teacher. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
Never have I been happier to be wrong. This book packs just as much punch for me 19 years later as it did the first time I cracked it open.
Adults are the enemy, seeking to isolate him and push him to his breaking point. But he will not be broken. However, a time comes when he has to put the mission above his relationships, and has to stand alone.
His empathy and drive and monstrous intellect are awe-inspiring, but are they enough to keep him from finally shattering beneath a weight too large for his small shoulders to bear?
I honestly feel that this book is appropriate for all ages. Be they child or adult, this book will make them feel less alone.
And if you yourself are different, if you march to the beat of your own drum even when the world demands your silence, read this book and feel understood.
Original review can be found at Booknest. View all 19 comments. Nov 03, Will M. I can't believe it took me forever to finally read this. I chose to watch the movie first last year, because I remember not having the physical copy of the book yet.
That was the biggest mistake of my reading life. The book is way better than the movie. I know you've probably seen that phrase a million times, but I can't fully express how it truly applies to Ender's Game.
I can't find a flaw even if I wanted to. Everything seems perfectly written and constructed. I'm going to be honest and say th I can't believe it took me forever to finally read this.
I'm going to be honest and say that I hated most of the overhyped books here on goodreads, but the hype that Ender's Game received's truly deserving.
It lived up to my expectations, and continued to amaze me as every page went by. The character development in this novel's truly astounding.
It's really nothing like the way the movie introduced the characters. Everyone in the novel felt important, and their transformation had a huge impact to me.
Valentine and Peter were both very much established, and their life journey [as children] was somewhat different, but completely interesting and amusing at the same time.
If I remember correctly, the movie didn't even show that both of them became Demosthenes and Locke. That part of their story truly amazed me.
This novel showed that age doesn't matter in making a difference. It's all about courage and knowledge to truly express what's inside your head.
I didn't like Peter in the moral sense, but his violence and bullying led to Ender and Valentine's positive growth. It may have affected Ender in a bad way, but if you look at the overall change that Ender exuded, it's remarkable how violence led to success.
I think I'm going to retract my statement that I can't think of any flaws. I believe the author was too harsh with his characters, too harsh in a sense that it became a bit unbelievable.
Unbelievable in the sense that I haven't really encountered a child who was pushed too much that he's capable of murder. I'm not talking about Ender, because despite everything he did, his humanity was still very much evident.
I'm talking about Bonzo. How could he be capable of murder, and not have any guilt afterwards. If the author presented a violent past, then maybe I could still digest the fact that he became evil , but he was just evil like that.
He expressed his anger by raging on Ender, without a concrete and well-explained reason why. That's the only problem I could think of, and it's not even really a problem to be honest.
It's so minor that the magnificence of the novel can easily cover up this personal opinion of mine. It's not even bothering me, I just wanted to present a slight flaw so that this review wouldn't seem to kiss the novel's ass so much, even though I think it is.
I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it Yeah, that line in the near end says it all. Ender's a changed man, call me sadistic, but I believe it changed him for the better.
He's become the strong young man he's supposed to be. The plot and character development were both amazing, as I repeat.
It's original [for me at least] and the ending truly depicts that the author's not done trying to destroy Ender's humanity. I can't wait to read the succeeding novels, even the Shadow series after.
This series made it to my top favorite, alongside A Song of Ice and Fire, or maybe I could just say that this is my favorite Sci-Fi book, and possibly series.
If you really read the review, then it's obvious that I'm giving this the highest possible recommendation to anyone. The hype might make you cautious, but seriously, this is novel is amazing.
View all 14 comments. I'm officially giving up on this one. So, a little disclaimer here. I do not like Orson Scott Card. As a person. I think he's a shitty human who's used his award-winning author status as a platform to advocate the denial of other humans' rights.
This is detestable to me. But that is not why I rated this book 1 star. The reason I gave this book 1 star, and have given up even trying to read it, is because I do not like Orson Scott Card.
As an author. This was the second book of his I've Ugh. This was the second book of his I've read - or tried to read- and it will most assuredly be my last.
I finished the other one, but can't say I liked it, though it was This one I just couldn't even muster up any meh over, and it's supposedly his best work.
I disliked it almost immediately. The writing is awful. We're told what Ender thinks. We're told what Ender feels, and does, and says, and why, and despite supposedly being in his head, I don't understand or like him at all.
We're told he's a genius. We're told he's mastered calculus as a toddler, that he can hack school computers with ease.
We're told that he plays game A. Then he beats it, and plays game B. In every game, the goal is conquer and kill, and he's the best at it.
But we're told that Ender does that only when he's forced He stabs the game giant in the eye and likes it, and then when the giant is 'dead' and no longer an obstacle, out of boredom, he wishes he could murder it again.
Because he liked it. That's why he's The One. The ridiculous chapter-leading nameless dialogues are terrible and jarring and distracting, and they take me out of the story.
Which is a very bad thing when I'm disliking and uninterested in the story as it is. The complete lack of characterization is shameful. I don't like, understand, or care about a single character in this book.
Not one. Wait, I might like the Buggers, but that's only because I feel like they have to be decent if they want to rid the universe of this society of sociopaths and groomed killer children.
Then there's the fact that I'm apparently supposed to believe that a society as advanced as this one, with space travel, in-body monitoring of thoughts and actions of their potential recruits, the ability to at least partially coax out genius children by specialized breeding, etc, would be so casually dismissive of female potential as to respond to a question regarding whether there will be girls at this murder-camp with "A few girls.
How can they be a war leader and savior of humanity if they can't even master upward evolution, like males have? Oh, but wait The ones that require extreme violence?
Stomping the shit out of another kid, albeit a bully, was the only test-like thing I saw that earned Ender a spot at murder-school.
And it's OKAY that Ender put him in the hospital, because he was forced to do it or keep being bullied. There was no other solution. So maybe that little comment was a backhanded compliment to us of the gentler, weaker sex.
Our delicate sensibilities just don't automatically run to murderdeathkill at the slightest provocation, which from what I can tell makes females completely valueless except as future-soldier-makers, so yeah, I guess we fail.
I don't buy the concept of putting all of the eggs of an apparently critically endangered humanity into a single basket that consists of a child 4 years away from attaining the glorious achievement of double digit age.
But wait, this war is apparently on hold while this generation of future soldiers grows up? How awesomely considerate of the "Buggers".
I now see why they must die. They are aliens. Got that. Apparently, there's no possibility of aliens NOT wanting to wipe out all of humanity I was really, really hoping for a plausible reason why these aliens would want to kill people, but I got nada.
Perhaps it's explained later. Or maybe this is just fear and hatred of the unknown. I'm not squeamish or tender-hearted. I fully believe in killing off characters that need to die, even and especially if it's painful to the reader.
Violence, in general, doesn't bother me, and I have no trouble reading about abuse, or death, or destruction, or brutality.
But it needs to have a purpose and reason for existing on the page. It needs to be honest, and realistic, and plausible.
And I didn't feel like that was the case here. It felt like it was for pure shock value here, placed with ever more aggressive offensiveness with the hopes of a reaction.
Oh the brutality! Won't someone save the children?! The racism, misogyny, hatred of the 'different', the adult condoned and encouraged cruelty and alienation of weaker or smaller children, the violence and genocidal-tendencies in a 6 year old all made me hate every minute I spent reading, or avoiding, this book, and only confirmed that Orson Scott Card is not someone whose work I will ever read or watch again.
I could go on, but I'm done with this book. Writing it off and washing my hands because they feel like they've been holding something disgusting and slimy.
I haven't seen anything even remotely redeeming in this book, nothing that makes me think that the rest of it would be worth my time, and I'm done.
Mar 25, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fi , top-ten-w-cheats , shelf , top-one-hundred. So nice to read it again.
I suppose I can point to this book as being one of the very first to open my eyes to just how much can be accomplished in SF.
Since then, I've read over twenty novels that shared echoes of this novel. And yet, I keep coming back to this and its companion, Speak So nice to read it again.
And yet, I keep coming back to this and its companion, Speaker for the Dead, glorying in the wonder of all these little pieces coming together in plots both interesting, tragic, and wonderful.
This is one of those rare cases where popularity is not unfounded. A great tale meets great acclaim. I can rank this up near Dune as one of my most beloved novels of all time.
No question about it. Do I pity Ender? Hell, yes. But more than that: I admire him. View all 4 comments. Nov 19, David Putnam rated it it was amazing.
This is really a great read. Loved the story and the characters. But if you peel back all of that good stuff, I also found that the way the author endeared the reader to the main character, how that character won over the other kids was a brilliant study in leadership.
How to earn respect. Which, I think is missing more and more in our society today. That underlining leadership theme is really what carries the story.
The recruitment, training and battles were just the way the author got that p This is really a great read. The recruitment, training and battles were just the way the author got that point across.
Highly recommend this book. Not only for readers but for future leaders as well. View all 3 comments.
Bumped my previous 4 star up to a 5. Great book! I'm a huge science fiction gerd geek-nerd , and this is probably my favorite YA space opera.
Edit: I meant to say space opera, not favorite YA novel overall. I like LotR, Harry Potter, and a few other picks from different genres more.
The classics. Looved that book. Jul 30, Wealhtheow rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi. I read this book in 7th grade. I remember it so exactly because still, to this day, I distinctly remember sprinting up the stairs to get to the bookshelf to read the next chapter.
It is an absolutely engrossing tale of a small boy involved in a big war, filled with heartache and camaraderie and betrayal and cleverness.
The problem is that Orson Scott Card hates queer people and liberals so much that he's written a number of novels entirely about how awful they are.
He posts screeds about how gay I read this book in 7th grade. He posts screeds about how gay people should be put into camps.
He is a hateful bigot, and I can no longer read his books without remembering that. And almost as bad, now that I'm older, it's all too easy to see how manipulative the story of Ender's Game is.
Time and time again Ender commits a horrible act, but is forgiven both textually and authorially because he was innocent of mind, and because he was driven to it by the constant, unremitting abuse and neglect he suffers from those in authority.
Looking through the book as an adult, I realized that Ender's doctrine which Card and the characters he speaks through, like Valentine or Graff, repeatedly tell us is morally righteous is to destroy his enemies, and then be pitied because his victims "forced" him kill them.
It's pretty creepy. Ender's Game is a book that's really satisfying while you still feel that the whole world is against you. But once you grow up, it's too easy to see Card behind the scenes, pulling the strings.
View all 15 comments. Dec 27, Adam rated it it was ok Shelves: badbooks. After finishing this "classic" of science fiction, I find myself most intrigued by the large following it seems to inspire.
My next step in regards to Ender's Game is not to read the next installation, but to explore the favorable reviews.
But first I have to get my own frustration off my chest The writing is atrocious and heavy handed.
Apparently, in the future, the earth is threatened by bug like aliens who are going to kill all the humans, so the international federation, for some reason n After finishing this "classic" of science fiction, I find myself most intrigued by the large following it seems to inspire.
Apparently, in the future, the earth is threatened by bug like aliens who are going to kill all the humans, so the international federation, for some reason not clearly explained, takes really smart little kids instead of say, an adult to a battle school where they play battle games, video games, etc.
I guess the big kicker in the end is that the final video game little Ender plays was actually real, and he defeated a billion bugs and yay the world is saved.
I guess he's eleven at this point. One of the intermittent subplots is that Ender's sister and brother are influencing political culture back home through the internet.
Now, I'm sure some great speculative fiction could fill in the blanks for us, as to why only children can save the world - but basically the assumption is just granted here that these here kids are really smart.
Two more quick complaints - all the interesting stuff is shoved in at the end. I had to sit through frickin pages of detailed "battles' between little kids in anti-gravity suits, and then at the end we hear about how the alien bugs have a collective mind, the ability to penetrate Enders' dreams, earth colonists taking over the bugs homes - its all very interesting for 10 PAGES and then its over.
Secondly, this author is just tremendously sexist - all the women play manipulative, petulant characters bent on controlling lil Ender. Okay so my review is this book sucks except for the last 10 pages.
View all 17 comments. Jul 03, Alex Duncan rated it it was amazing. Okay, some people find this book kind of juvenile and have trouble suspending disbelief long enough to enjoy it.
For those folks, you might want to move along from Ender's Game. Ender's Game is the twenty-five year old science fiction classic that's soon to be a major motion picture.
Actually, the film comes out in November of Unlike many hard-core science fiction titles, this book is particularly appropriate for a younger audience.
By the way, this new young adult edition of the Hugo and Ne Okay, some people find this book kind of juvenile and have trouble suspending disbelief long enough to enjoy it.
By the way, this new young adult edition of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic includes an original postcript by the author, a man Orson Scott Card who just so happened to win the Margaret A.
Edwards Award for outstanding lifetime contribution to writing for teens. One interesting thing about the interview is he reveals that the novel is all about leadership.
Go figure. Back to the story Its protagonist, Ender Wiggin, is just six years old at the novel's beginning and still a pre-teen by the time the story ends.
Ender's parents have received special permission to have a third child in spite of strict population control laws in the society in which they live.
His brilliant older siblings, Peter and Valentine, have all kinds of promise, but still don't have what it takes to be considered for the commander that the International Fleet I.
The novel asks an important question: What does it take to successfully lead men into battle? Battle comes in the form of alien invasions of Earth two thus far.
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