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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
by Orson Scott Card
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A review of this — 5 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

Beautiful read.

Awesome, through and through.

A review of this — 5 years ago

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I’d first read Ender’s Game oh, I don’t know, a long time ago. Years and years. I’d never gone further in the series, but I’d always remembered the first novel fondly. I recently decided to recheck it out and see how my memories compared.

I’d probably slightly idealized the book, but not a lot. The opening hooked me immediately – I really enjoyed the way Card opened – the mystery was just enough to whet my appetite and get me curious.

As the book continued, I was drawn in by the way Card wrote the interactions between the characters and Ender’s thoughts (and Valentine’s) – I liked the way he showed the gifted children as being qualitative different from the way children are usually presented. I can’t say for sure that it’s entirely accurate, but it had the right flavour, and was well done.

The story kept me hooked, and I was sucking the pages down as fast as I can. The nuts and bolts of the battles interested me less than they had when I first read the book, but I was more taken by Ender’s personal challenge.

One downside is that there’s a kind of big surprise near the end of the book, and on rereading the book, that punch was lost. On the other hand, knowing it was coming did allow me to appreciate other facets of the story.

In the end, I’d read a well-told adventure story about a very special child – one that brought me into his heart and mind, really tweaking my empathy.

Highly recommended, even if you’re not usually a Science Fiction buff.

A story about this — 7 years ago

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One of my favorite books ever! If you liked this check out Ender’s Shadow as well!

A story about this — 7 years ago

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Wow! Great! I loved the ending, and will be looking for the other books in the series.

A story about this — 7 years ago

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Excellent reading.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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I honestly found the first three quarters of the book a little boring, but that could be because I didn’t especially feel like reading the book — someone was making me. The ending made up for it though. I didn’t see it coming. Overall, it was pretty enjoyable.

A story about this — 9 years ago

I loved this book, and wondered why I hadn’t discovered it before. I’ll definitely re-read. And I don’t know if I can ever play laser tag now…

Sue

A story about this — 9 years ago

Interesting book. I’m glad I read it.

A story about this — 9 years ago

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This book was phenomenal and is now officially one of my all-time favorites. Definitely one to be read over and over again to pick up the subtle nuances that bring the whole story together. Brilliant read!

A story about this — 9 years ago

11.2003

10/10 Stars

A story about this — 10 years ago

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A story about this — 10 years ago

A- Highly recommended. Well-written, or such great ideas you can’t resist.

mh

A story about this — 10 years ago

Typical boy’s SF: kid with amazing IQ saves the world.

A story about this — 10 years ago

One of my favorite books of all time. Read it when I was 14.

A story about this — 10 years ago

interesting, but not as great as i thought it would be. i predicted the ending early.

A story about this — 10 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

Just bought this yesterday and I haven’t been able to put it down! DO NOT read during finals week. ;-)


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