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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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May 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read from January 01 to 02, 2011 , read count: 7

Ender's game vied with Dune as my favorite book growing up. I read both of them in middle school, and may have even read them both in one sitting, or as close as makes no difference.

Recently Orson Scott Card has made some of his more controversial views more public, which is quite disappointing. I've never met the man, but he seems to be quite the bigot.

So it was with this in my mind when I recently re-read Ender's game. I loved it still, and could not find any fault with it. If Card's views were the same when he wrote Ender's Game, it doesn't show in his writing. At least, as far as I can tell.

The story is one that is likely to appeal to any boy, or perhaps girl, who is somewhat of an outsider. The science in it is consistent with itself, if implausible, and sometimes other characters perhaps behave a little more stupid than they should, as if to make Ender seem all the more brilliant. These are all minor failings though, and the ideas introduced and the story told far outweigh them.
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