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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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Jun 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: scifi
Read in February, 2011

Strange, the book read a bit juvenile to me. This is written a bit after the fact — but while the book was well-written, interesting, entertaining, and well-imagined, I was left feeling like something was missing. I expected to reach the end and be desperate to read more — and that feeling wasn't there.

Still, that being said, I did like it. Just didn't understand it's extremely high rank in literary circles. Time thinks it's the best SciFi novel of all time — I'd put it in the top 100, but I don't know about the best.

Themes of family, nature vs. nurture, fantasy vs. reality — actually, his themes of virtual reality were probably pretty groundbreaking at the time, late 70's. So the placement makes a little more sense.

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