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The Last Imaginary Place film which I enjoyed Theilm skips a lot that s important to the book but I Not Just Roommates found it entertainingEDIT 2 Orson Scott Card reviewed myirst trilogy That s pretty damn coolscroll down the article Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes I have a new website where I review awesome books I wanted to like Ender s Game I really did It s a wonder that even after than halfway into the book I still clung on to the Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, foolishly optimistic notion that the book would somehow redeem itself That it would end up justifying the tedious repetitive drearily dull chapters I trundled through over the course of several days which is unusual since I m generally aast readerIt pains me to say it as a hardcore Jean-Paul Sartre fangirl of scienceiction that one of sci Vintage Games fi s most beloved and highly regarded novels did not do itor me Actually that is understating it While I m at it I ll just duck and blurt it out I loathed Ender s Game Deep breaths Let that sink in Let the hate Zamba flow through you Good strike me downI am unarmed Okay Now let s get to itWas it because the expectations I had in my mind were unreasonably high and thus were responsibleor ruining the book The Erotic Motive in Literature for me No way I make no bones about theact that Ender s Game regardless of the respect and popularity it commands in sci The Detour fi circles is an inherently bad novel Why though you might ask Why such vitriolor the book Here you are then 1 Bad plotting It didn t take me long to realise that after I was past Ender s arrival at the Battle School every literally every chapter thereon until his return to Earth was or less the same thing Battle games beating the shit out of kids battle games switching back and The Crime Trade (Tina Boyd forth to Armies battle games It was so repetitive that I was exhausted at the end of everysinglechapter Page after page after page of six year old seven year old eight year old Ender and his buddies zooming about in ships trying toreeze one another s socks off Wheeee2 Lack of characterisation There are no personalities There are no motivations You never learn anything about the characters except that they are the good guys or the bad guys Ender is brilliant at everything He NEVER loses Not once Bernard Stilson
And Co Are The Co are the guys They re evil baddies cause dey r jealuz of ender s brilliance omg That s it No background no depth no internal conflicts No motivation Words cannot express how two dimensional and woefully lacking in personality the characters are3 Demosthenes and Locke What the heck was that all about I appreciate Card s prescience about the Nets and blogging before it was around but come on this is pushing it a bit too The Adventures of Rusty far How I beg you how are we supposed to take the idea that a pair of kids end up taking the world by posting in onlineorums and blogging As if we people of the internet didn t have enough delusions of grandeur already 4 Now this really gets my goatI had to wait or the last 20 pages to get information that was of any worth to the story at all I m talking about Mazer s Rackham explaning view spoilerthe buggger s communications system hide spoile. Hat is the world survivesThis Special 20th Anniversary Edition of the Hugo and Nebula Award winning classic is now digitally remastered with a ull cast production It also contains an exclusive bonus an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself Orson Scott Card©1991 TOR Books; P2002 Fantastic Audio an imprint of Audio Literatu.
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Pendulum or all three compared to The Illuminatus I m pretty sure when it comes to stupid versions of things adults have the monopoly I read this story uite a while back with no special expectations Like most books I read it just happened to be lying around the house I read it was hugely
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entertained and went on to read three or our of the seuelsI ve heard since all manner of stuff about and went on to read three or our of the seuelsI ve heard since all manner of stuff about author but what s true and what isn t I don t know and I m not here to critiue the man behind the keyboard All I can do is report on the contents of the book and those I can thoroughly recommend You Check OutThe Main Character Ender Wiggin Through Whose Eyes check outThe main character Ender Wiggin through whose eyes see the story unfold is a child genius If you re one of those people who wants your protagonist to be an average member of society typical of hisher age and gender step away Ender s story is told because he is very When Mutants Attack! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles farrom ordinary OSC employs a bunch of Fearless (Nashville Nights, fairly standard story telling tricks Our hero is underestimated at every turn he exceeds expectations we know he s got it in him and we rerustrated by the stoopid people who just won t see it There s a bullynemisis and nobody else but us sees just how nasty he is However OSC manages to bake an irresistable cake using those standard ingredients and once he starts sprinkling on originality as well you ve just got to eat it allThis is sci The Bomber Dog fi not hard scii not soft sci Novelas de Isabel Allende fi let s say chewy It has a slightly old school EE Doc Smitheel to it and you expect someone to pull out a monkey wrench whenever the computer starts smoking but none of that worried me Given the date it was written there s some uite prescient stuff about the internet here although shall we say optimistic about the ends to which it s put Card Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, foresaw rather reasoned politicalphilosophical debate and rather less hard core porn Additionally the inclusion ofemale and Muslim characters whilst not The Fearless Critic Portland Restaurant Guide front and centre wasairly progressive Top Secret Executive Resumes, Second Edition for 1985 not ground breaking but certainly ahead of the curveThis is actually a book with good messagesor the time about euality and one which poses interesting philosophical uestions about what happens with races with orthogonal thought processes come into contact and how Anne, Ben Barbar Mıyım? far one can or should go in such situationsThere definitely is some characterisation going on We re not talking Asimov s Foundation here where brilliant ideas invite you toorgive cardboard characters The people here are decently drawn and Ender has his own angst involving genius psychopathic siblings that is uite engaging However it s the stuff that goes on that drives the story The war games in preparation Becoming Violet for battling the aliens the unfortunately named Buggers These war games and Ender s brilliance in overcoming increasingly dire odds are a major theme and I loved themAnd then there s the twist I ll say no on that except that I was too engaged with the story to see it coming and when it hit me well I d give the book 6 justor that moment It doesn t work Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers for everyone but it didor meEDIT Away and High Angle Rescue Techniques find the diamond inside or destroy him utterly Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins He will grow upastBut Ender is not the only result of the experiment His two older siblings Peter and Valentine are every bit as unusual as he is but in very different ways Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world If ,
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 or violence and bellicosity in ourselves and our society There is a listopia list that calls this the best science The Glass Palace fiction novel Mmmmm maybe I can see why someone would say so I have heard where military organizations have assigned thisor cadet readingIt is very good certainly high in the running and on a short list of best ever I will read by Card and may read of the Ender series i think ender s game is the only book i ve read three times Something Like Fate for me books often don t have repeat reading value in the same way some movies have repeat viewing value it s probably because a movie takes two hours of your time while a novelor me takes a week or longer so A Gun for Sale for someone like to me read a novel twice not to mention three times is really saying so I was savaged by a miniature poodle the other day wait no someone protested my review of The Giver the other day If you have any pent up ragerom that college lit teacher who Archetype (Archetype, forced you to think about books be sure to stop by and spew some incoherent vitriol my reviews are now a socially acceptable site of catharsisor the insecureIn any case one of them made the argument that children need new versions of great books that are stupider because children are just stupid
of normal people Happily enough The Giver is a totally stupid version of A Clockwork Orange or whatever book actually it s a rewrite of Ayn Rand s Anthem Coincidentally
versions of normal people Happily enough The Giver is a totally stupid version of A Clockwork Orange or whatever
In My Review Of Alice my review of Alice Wonderland I happen to put orth my own philosophy regarding children s books In short they should present a complex strange many aceted and never dumbed down world because presenting a simple one sided dumbed down world both insults and stultifies a child s mindHowever if someone were to say that this book were a childrenized version of Starship Troopers I wouldn t sic a poodle on them Both present a humanbug war deal with the issues of death war the military complex human interaction personal growth and all that good stuff Also both authors have their heads up their asses and there must be a pretty good echo in there since they keep yelling their hearts out about one personal opinion or another However Orson Scott Card doesn t get into his pointless author surrogate diatribes until the second book in this series so we may enjoy the A Gun for Sale first one uninterrupted So it s a pretty good bookor children and like romeo and Juliet it s easy to see the appeal kid defeats bullies and plays videogames to save the worldin one of the seuels they save the world by making angry comments on the internet surprising that one isn t popular here But than that it s not a bad book in general so I guess I don t have to bother defining it as dumbed down or People of the Book for kids Then again a lot of grown ups seem like they need their books dumbed down Just look at The Da Vin. The war with the Buggers has been ragingor a hundred years and the uest Encore, Grace! for the perfect general has been underwayor almost as long Enter Andrew Ender Wiggin the result of decades of genetic experimentationIs Ender the general Earth so desperately needs The only way to ind out is to throw him into ever harsher training at Battle School to chip.