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  • Ender's Game (Score:1, Insightful)

    by djberg96 (2603) on 2002.02.27 10:16 (#5188) Journal
    Stop whatever you're reading now and read this book. Then continue...

    Oh - the author is Orson Scott Card

    • I have read _Ender's Game_ -- about 5 years ago. It's a nice little book; I enjoyed reading it. I'm afraid I don't find it as resonating as most geeks do. Smart kid is duped by Bad Government into doing Bad Things to win a war. It's not a bad plot, but it doesn't thrill me. I didn't identify with Ender and I sure as hell didn't want to read more about the little bugger (so to speak ;-).

      On the list of other sci-fi I don't "get," put Azimov's Foundation Trilogy. I read this series twice and I still don't fi
      • I found Ender's Game pretty well written, but Card's books after that get kinda lame. All about a distant future where all cultures are very separate and very proper and very quaint. (Ahem and Mormon-esque.)
      • Re:Ender's Game (Score:2, Insightful)

        I found that the sequels to Ender's Game had a bit more depth to them (unlike the typical successful book turned into a series where any important ideas have been presented in the first book and the rest are only for entertainment in a familiar territory). But I enjoyed Ender's Game too.

        Card is one of the authors that I read every book he writes. While he has interesting stories, I especially find his characterization and focus on inter-personal relationships to be good. Theodore Sturgeon is another aut