Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ender's Game Book Review

Ender's Game
Ender's Game Series
Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game is a treat. It is a mystery to my why I never read it before. Everyone and their brother has recommended it to me, and I never took advantage… I guess its what I get for being a dolt.

In order to avoid total annihilation by bugger armies, Earth’s population has united in building an intergalactic army. They are as ready to fight the invading buggers as they will ever be, except for one thing. The army still needs a battle commander.

Ender Wiggin is a boy, smarter than most, but still a boy. At six years old he leaves home to join other advanced children attending Battle School. Even before he arrives at the school he is an outcast. Alone, Ender decides to gain the trust and respect of the other kids.

So I don’t want to summarize anymore. I just want to say this is one of the fastest books I have ever read. The prose is simple and it flows easily. I would compare the way Ender’s Game read to Harry Potter series. It was simple, easy, fast-paced, and very addicting! Ender is the man, kinda…

This is not a literary masterpiece, even Orson Scott Card said so in his prologue, but it is entertainment. I would take Ender’s Game over a movie any day. If you haven’t read it yet, you are a lamo! (don’t worry, I was once a lamo, read it and you will gain hipster status…)


Note: There are rumors of an Ender's Game movie on the horizon. But after researching for a couple hours, it looks like the movie has been in on the edge of preproduction for about 3 years. But, Marvel comics is converting Ender's Game into a comic series. That will be fun...Space suits and buggers :)

1 comment:

honeyboo said...

I find the most enjoyable part of this book was the cerebral aspect. It goes deep into the human psyche. My main issue with it was that the characters all sort of bleed together. They’re all universally unrealistically smart.

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