Hey, have you ever heard about this hot, new book called Ender’s Game?
I’m currently reading Ender’s Game for the first time. If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend it (so far); if you have read it, you may be saying ’bout time – what took you so long.
Remember, I haven’t always being okay with science fiction or nerdy stuff (being okay with liking what you like was discussed in the post Whoever You Are, Accept Yourself*).
So, having recently re-read Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park is discussed in the very funny post Top 5 Reasons Jurassic Park is Probably the Best Movie Ever), my wife, without hesitation, handed me Ender’s Game, a popular book on her side of the family, and said I should read it.
So, I am. I’m right around half way through, and that means that it’s the perfect time for some…
I really like it. It is science fiction, sure, but it doesn’t feel like it. It’s character centered, so even though there are lazer battles, that’s not the be-all and end-all. And, spoiler alert, they’ve talked a lot about buggers (where I am in the book), but I haven’t actually seen one.
So, I’m looking forward to that, and to finding out where Card is going to end the book. With a war? With the siblings back together? With Ender in a hugely significant leadership position? With an infuriating cliff-hanger? Only time will tell!
So, let me get this straight… Ender is the runt of the litter, plays video games all the time, is fantastic at lazer tag (and well respected because of it), and is best friends with his sister. Talk about nerd fantasy!
Stay tuned for a reaction-to-the-book post as soon as I get it finished!
Have you read Ender’s Game? What do you think about it?