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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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Dec 07, 10

Read in December, 2008

A science fiction novel set in a future in which genius children are bred to fight the next alien invasion. Although accolades place this book on the sci-fi list of classics and many commend the author’s genius, I found it overtly adolescent and tedious to read. Since this book is so heavily reliant on flat characters to drive the story, it really requires a supporting environment but it is stylistically plain as the author describes it. I believe stories no matter their genre, need a certain amount of plausibility for the reader to connect with and this book didn’t have enough realism in regards to human behavior to satisfy me. This helped me realize how crucial building the landscape is to my own storytelling.
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