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Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1)

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Rich Grubb Jr, November 13, 2013 (view all comments by Rich Grubb Jr)
Fun book to read and think about how we only know what our perspective allows.
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Melinda Ott, November 4, 2013 (view all comments by Melinda Ott)
Review originally posted on my blog at westmetromommy.blogspot.com
3.0 Stars

It has taken me a long time to read this book. I've had people recommend it to me for the past decade and, at one point, one of my previous book clubs discussed it. Since I knew I wouldn't be able to make that meeting, I didn't bother to read this. Finally, my good friend and most trusted book buddy convinced me to read it before the movie comes out. So, I did.

Eveyone I know who has read this book was completely blown away by it. I, on the otherhand, was underwhelmed. I don't know if it is because this book was so hyped to me before I even read it or if it just isn't "my type" of book (I do not normally read science fiction), but it was just "eh" to me.

I have some minor quibbles with the writing. I felt the battle scenes were just a bit over-written and could have been simplified or stream-lined. I also felt that the 3rd person point of view shifted too much--in the midst of describing what was happening in the mind of one character, it would switch to another character, then back to the first character. But, really, there weren't any major problems with the writing, or the plot. It just didn't click with me.

I'm clearly in the minority on this and there are many, many people who love this book--I'm just not one of them. I am planning to eventually see the movie and, maybe, that may change my mind about the book.
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sunsfanyesiam, October 31, 2013 (view all comments by sunsfanyesiam)
I rarely read the same book twice. I've just finished Ender's Game for the fourth time. Thirty years old and I still get that giddy feeling that comes from reading great character development in a novel of battle, mystery, adventure, love and redemption. This book will intellectually and emotionally stimulate young and old alike, even if you are not into science fiction.
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cohendj, January 7, 2013 (view all comments by cohendj)
Excellent.
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ccgal135, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by ccgal135)
I re-read Ender's Game after finding out that they're turning it into a movie. I remembered liking it, but was fuzzy on the details since it had been years. I blew through the book in no time - just couldn't put it down. It's like Hunger Games meets War Games meets Tron! If you like SciFi, you'll love Ender's Game.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812550702
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
High tech
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
War games
Subject:
Ender (fictitious character)
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Arthurian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Ender Wiggin Saga
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
19940731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.72 x 4.26 x 0.925 in
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 352 pages Tor Science Fiction - English 9780812550702 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Card has taken the venerable sf concepts of a superman and interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power. This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers — a major SF novel by any reasonable standards."
"Review" by , "'Intense' is the word for Ender's Game."
"Review" by , "An affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained. The key, of course, is Ender Wiggin himself. Mr. Card never makes the mistake of patronizing or sentimentalizing his hero. Alternately likable and insufferable, his is a convincing little Napoleon in short pants."
"Review" by , "A gripping tale of adventure in space and a scathing indictment of the military mind."
"Review" by , "This twenty-five-year-old science fiction classic [is] unlike many hardcore SF titles [in that it] is particularly appropriate for a younger audience, for its protagonist, Ender Wiggin, is just six years old at the novel's beginning and still a pre-teen at its end....For the most part, this novel will deservedly reach a new generation."
"Synopsis" by , The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic is now available in an author's definitive edition. The alien Buggers threaten humanity with extinction, and Earth's ultimate savior may be one small boy. Andrew "Ender" Wiggins thinks he is only playing computer games, but he is really commanding Earth's last great fleet.
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