Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)’s review of Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Tressa (new)

Tressa Ender Wiggin is one of my all-time favorite literary characters. You'll love this story!


message 3: by Issam (new)

Issam Just finished it last night. AMAZING.


message 5: by Kara (new)

Kara You haven't read it before? A sci-fi gem - hopefully not too over-hyped for you now. =)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Nope, first time. I'm going in cold. So far, so good.


message 7: by Kara (new)

Kara Enjoy. I look forward to the review.


Kerstin ~ (SheReadsByMoonlight) Loved this one! Hope you enjoy it as well.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Thanks, Kerstin. It's interesting.


message 11: by Tressa (new)

Tressa If anyone is interested, Ender's Shadow is a parallel book that takes place at the same time as Ender's Game, but from Bean's perspective. There's a lot of background on Bean, too.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Thanks, Tressa. I'll check it out.


message 13: by Katalili (new)

Katalili An elementary school teacher and myself made a small program for the "avid" readers in the 6th grade, and this book is among the ones we chose for the kids, and I must say, they love it!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Katalili, that's interesting and encouraging that the kids like this book. It's rather cerebral in some ways, so that gives me a lot of hope in the younger generation that they can enjoy a book that has some heavy themes in it.


message 15: by Alisha (new)

Alisha Danielle, I have to second Tressa's recommendation. Ender's Shadow is so much more than the term "parallel novel" can convey. It's truly Bean's book, but in reading it, there's a lot revealed about Ender and his plight that could not have been done in the original.


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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) I think there is the anatomy of a school with bullies hidden in htis story. And more.

I liked your review. Thank you.

Hugh


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Thanks for the recommendation, Alicia.

Thanks, Hugh!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Thank you, Kat. That means a lot!


message 19: by Markm (new)

Markm If this helps that the battle scenes were written when Lazer Tag was the big new thing. I agree on a lot of your aspects.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) That does help, although I am going to be honest and admit I never played Lazer Tag. I guess I was deprived!


message 21: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Feb 08, 2012 11:36PM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen I had never heard of this book before. But suddenly its popping up all over the place.

The plot sounds intriguing...but I have never managed to finish any of the two Orson Scott Card books I started to read.

Is it something you would recommend?


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Hi, Kagama. I would recommend it if you're still interested despite the aspects that didn't appeal to me.

I think the ideas are interesting. I feel it's hard to read about kids being treated the way they are in the book. Also, some of the technical elements didn't always make sense to me. If you're fine with those aspects and/or still willing to give it a try, I say go for it.

Card has a reputation for having some strong opinions that come off as prejudiced, which has alienated some readers. I don't pay much attention to author politics outside of a book, unless I knew them for their political opinions beforehand. I don't think this story was especially biased, so if that's an issue for you as a reader, I think you'd be okay with this book.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Hi, Kagama. I would recommend it if you're still interested despite the aspects that didn't appeal to me.

I think the ideas are interesting. I feel it's hard to read about kids being treated the w..."


Hello Danielle.

Well I have heard he has some pretty uncomfortable ideas about homosexuals. But if a book is good...*shrugs*

Would you say the kids are treated exceptionally bad? Seeing bad things happen to kids is not one of my favorite subjects.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I don't know if I'd say exceptionally bad. There were some uncomfortable moments for me. More than anything, the kids are manipulated and treated with a disregard for their safety in a way that adult soldiers would be treated. That was a big issue for me, but it didn't give me nightmares or anything.


message 25: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Feb 09, 2012 05:14PM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I don't know if I'd say exceptionally bad. There were some uncomfortable moments for me. More than anything, the kids are manipulated and treated with a disregard for their safety in a way that ad..."

Hmmmm...well I only know I hate kids being badly treated. :/

Not really in the mood for something gloomy so Ill just let it linger for a while in my to-read pile.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I hate it too, Kagama. I'm probably fairly sensitive to this. Might be better to wait until you're in the mood for it.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I hate it too, Kagama. I'm probably fairly sensitive to this. Might be better to wait until you're in the mood for it."

Yes... I am pretty sensitive about some topics.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Don't read Blue Monday then. I just about got an ulcer reading it for that reason.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Don't read Blue Monday then. I just about got an ulcer reading it for that reason."

Thanks for the warning.

I know the feeling... when I was reading Glow I got a pain in my ovaries.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) Likewise on the Glow warning.


message 31: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Feb 10, 2012 02:13AM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Likewise on the Glow warning."

Its just something about the concept in Glow of(view spoiler)

That book crossed the line. I felt physically sick. Yuck.


message 33: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Feb 10, 2012 02:26AM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "Oh that's heinous!!!"

I hated it >_< and the religious overtones of the bad guys added another layer.Felt like the author was trying to make a statement.

Ended up as a cliche instead.

(view spoiler)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) (view spoiler)


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "[spoilers removed]"

I learnt a new word. And sure we can be, it shouldnt be so but it often is. But it was made even worse by that they were women...


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I agree. I never got how another woman could hate women so much.


message 37: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Feb 10, 2012 02:40PM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I agree. I never got how another woman could hate women so much."

If i dislike someone its because its a person I dont get along with.Not because its a woman.

I made an observation on how this is at play in several YA dystopian books lately like

Wither
Eve
Enclave


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) You know, I haven't felt the urge to read Wither. I really don't like the polygamy subject matter at all. I do have Enclave in my tbr pile because I am a fan of Ann Aguirre's books.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "You know, I haven't felt the urge to read Wither. I really don't like the polygamy subject matter at all. I do have Enclave in my tbr pile because I am a fan of Ann Aguirre's books."

Wither.I was intriguied by the plot so I took a chance.Not really a fan of polygamy either,especially when one of the brides is (view spoiler)

It wasnt bad per se...but it was a situation in the book that made it turn sour.Maybe you wont put so much meaning into it as I did.

Sorry for dissing your favorite author though:/


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I didn't take it as you dissing Ann Aguirre. I totally respect if you don't like a book/author I loved. We all have different tastes. I haven't read Enclave yet.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I didn't take it as you dissing Ann Aguirre. I totally respect if you don't like a book/author I loved. We all have different tastes. I haven't read Enclave yet."

Well you said it was your favorite author so the least I could do was be polite enough to say "excuse me" if i offended you :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I appreciate that. As a Twilight fan, I'm used to people hating on my favorite books.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I appreciate that. As a Twilight fan, I'm used to people hating on my favorite books."

I have to admit its not one of my favorite books. First one was ok though.

I think Twilight is part of about 80% of all discussions in goodreads...Twi-fans vs Twi-haters


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) What I find interesting is how much time people who don't like the books spend talking about it. If I hate a book, I just move on.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "What I find interesting is how much time people who don't like the books spend talking about it. If I hate a book, I just move on."

"Read ´em and leave ´em" lol

I wish I had your selfcontrol...I can get pretty agitated by some books.My reviews for them become pretty snarky.


message 46: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) (last edited Feb 10, 2012 04:37PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I will get heated over some books. I don't know, I just don't enjoy being negative about books. I look at all the books I own or that I am looking forward to reading and I get excited. I like that feeling of joy that books give me, so I like to focus on the positive.


message 47: by Michaela (new)

Michaela Interesting... I didn't know you'd read this :) Have you read Speaker for the Dead? I see what you mean about the ending... This book was originally written as a prequel for his book "Speaker For the Dead" to give some background about Ender, which is probably why it ended a little weirdly lol... A lot of people like it because it's action-packed or whatever, and I enjoyed that, but I mostly thought the deep psychological parts were really interesting. Orson Scott Card has a lot of insight into the "human condition", if you'll bear with me for saying that lol :D
I think that Speaker for the Dead is better because it has more hope, but really, I think that Ender becomes so weighed down with guilt and stuff that it's really hard to read about him by the last book, and I found myself, as I read book 4, begging Orson Scott Card to just kill him and get him out of his misery... Anyway, i still like the books, but I sort of avoid the last one. I think his quartet "Ender's Shadow" has a lot more hope to it, even if it isn't as good.


message 48: by Michaela (new)

Michaela You can read my review here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I haven't read Speaker for the Dead yet. I'll check it out one day though. I liked your review, Michaela.


message 50: by Michaela (new)

Michaela :)


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