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Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card Ender s Game Ender s Game is a military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card Set in Earth s future the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the buggers an insec

  • Title: Ender's Game
  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN: 9780812550702
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card Ender s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card Set in Earth s future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the buggers , an insectoid alien species In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through inEnder s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card Set in Earth s future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the buggers , an insectoid alien species In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender s tactical genius is revealed.
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    1. Ruchita on said:

      I have a new website where I review awesome books unlearner I wanted to like Ender s Game I really did It s a wonder that even after than halfway into the book, I still clung on to the foolishly optimistic notion that the book would somehow redeem itself That it would end up justifying the tedious, repetitive, drearily dull chapters I trundled through over the course of several days which is unusual, since I m generally a fast reader.It pains me to say it, as a hardcore fangirl of science fict [...]

    2. Kat (Lost in Neverland) on said:

      DNF at 52 ar Orson Scott Card,There are over 3,310,480,700 women in this world.Sincerely, Women Dear Fans of This Book Who Are Probably About To Make An Angry Comment On This Review Please leave now if you don t want to get all huffy and insulted and make a comment defending the author or whatever other shit that is this book Or, if you want, go ahead If you re going to comment, at least read the whole review and not just a quarter of it I m so sick of repeating myself over and over in the comme [...]

    3. Hollie on said:

      This was the first book I picked up and read all the way through in one sitting Technically, it s not a difficult read but conceptually it s rich and engaging They have a word for people our age They call us children and they treat us like mice If you can t understand that statement, you probably won t like this book It s about intelligent children Not miniature adults their motivations, understanding, and some times naivete clearly mark them as children But at the same time their intelligence a [...]

    4. Charly on said:

      Spoiler Alert God damn did I hate Ender s Game I checked out and can surely see why I wanted to give it a shot Talk about a cult following of people absolutely smitten with it I even read some where that it s on the required reading list at Quantico I suppose this book could be some kind of manifesto for misfit nerds who waste their life playing video games or a source of legitimacy for motivating tired Marines sick of drilling The book rambles on infinitely about the boy genius Ender and his la [...]

    5. Mark Lawrence on said:

      I read this story quite a while back with no special expectations Like most books I read it just happened to be lying around the house I read it, was hugely entertained, and went on to read three or four of the sequels.I ve heard since all manner of stuff about the author but what s true and what isn t I don t know and I m not here to critique the man behind the keyboard All I can do is report on the contents of the book and those I can thoroughly recommend you check out.The main character, Ende [...]

    6. J.G. Keely on said:

      I was savaged by a miniature poodle the other day wait no, someone protested my review of The Giver the other day If you have any pent up rage from that college lit teacher who forced you to think about books, be sure to stop by and spew some incoherent vitriol my reviews are now a socially acceptable site of catharsis for the insecure.In any case, one of them made the argument that children need new versions of great books that are stupider, because children are just stupid versions of normal p [...]

    7. Alexander on said:

      I read this novel because it was often the favorite novel of students of mine, and I wanted to understand why I should mention that I love science fiction, and have read it avidly since I was barely than a child I m not by any means some kind of anti sci fi snob.The first thing that bothered me is that the novel sets adults against gifted children in a way that strikes me as bizarre Adults are essentially evil but teachers especially The children are inherently excellent, capable of helping eac [...]

    8. Matt on said:

      i think ender s game is the only book i ve read three times for me books often don t have repeat reading value in the same way some movies have repeat viewing value it s probably because a movie takes two hours of your time while a novel, for me, takes a week or longer so for someone like to me read a novel twice, not to mention three times, is really saying something and yes, i realize the inherent snobbery in that statement.i ve thought long and hard about what makes ender s game so appealing [...]

    9. John Wiswell on said:

      This is a novel that blows past conventional ideas like disbelief Apparently humanity, a species whose only real claim to fame is war, now stinks at war, and can only be saved by a child genius who is one part prophecy, one part bad science, and one part wish fulfillment Thanks to this plan, we are treated to a gaggle of super intelligent children who seldom appear particularly clever in fact many behave with adult maturity rather than abnormal intellect and achieve greatness not through any gre [...]

    10. Stella☢FAYZ☢ Chen on said:

      If I fail my exams this week, I blame this book.Ah Ender s Game, how you have sat on my bookshelf for over a year before I got to you You have been so nicely received by the sci fi community so why did I put you off BECAUSE I WAS STUPID, THAT IS WHY.My stupidity aside, I hope you guys will still consider this 5 star review to be credible and valid I ll list off the pros and cons to this novel and you can decide.Pros An adorable main character Ender Andrew Wiggins was a breath of fresh air from t [...]

    11. Kyle Nakamura on said:

      This has to be, hands down, one of the best science fiction books written Ender s Game is set in a disarmingly straightfoward sci fi setting a near future earth threatened by a hostile alien species with superior technology that seems determined to destroy the human race The story centers on a young boy who is drafted into an all consuming military training program at the age of 6 The program he s inducted into seeks to forge a new generation of military commanders out of gifted children, and it [...]

    12. Alejandro on said:

      Polemical indeedBEST SCI FI S NOVEL CONTENDER I decided to read the novel basically because the incoming film adaptation it was incoming at the moment that I read the book and I wanted to read the original book before of watching the film I am aware of the controversial opinions about sensitive social subjects, but I want to keep that out of this and only commenting about my impressions about the book itself First of all, I doubt highly that the film adaptation will be so crude in certain develo [...]

    13. Rebecca Watson on said:

      Once upon a time, there was a tiny 6 year old boy who all the other kids picked on Little did they know that he was very special and all the adults secretly loved him even though they didn t stop anyone from picking on him, and also he knew karate and he didn t want to hurt them but he would if he had to, and it just so happens that he has to Often Also he spoke and thought not like a 6 year old boy but as a smug 30 year old man with a fair amount of unresolved bitterness toward his childhood.I [...]

    14. j on said:

      Lots of people have already read this book, and it s pretty much universally acclaimed, so it probably doesn t really need another review So I just want to point out one thing that bothered me both times I read it with a decade at least in between at that Isn t it weird how much time the kids in this book spend naked The entire time Ender is at Battle School, Card constantly tells us how everyone is always sleeping naked, or walking around the barracks naked or jogging naked And one of the major [...]

    15. Lyn on said:

      This was a really good book On its surface it is a great story about a young boy who goes through tremendous struggles On another level it is a brilliant psychological character study and an observation of group dynamics On still another level it was an intelligent allegory for violence and bellicosity in ourselves and our society There is a listopia list that calls this the best science fiction novel Mmmmm, maybe I can see why someone would say so I have heard where military organizations have [...]

    16. Tatiana on said:

      Hmmm, I find it hard to understand the level of following this particular book gets Ender s Game is the type of sci fi that doesn t interest me much 225 pages about a boy playing video games, battling in zero gravity, and learning about how military works I can work up some interest for these things, but there has to be some characters I care about However, how exactly am I supposed to find compassion for a boy who goes from one task to another never failing and always being the best at EVERYTHI [...]

    17. karen on said:

      ender s game is pretty awesome, when it s not being boringd of course it is just me in class yesterday the parts i mentioned as being boring TO ME were other people s favorite parts and this is all due to a design flaw in me i am physically incapable of visualizing action sequences in movies, they make it so easy in books, i frequently have to reread scenes a few times before i can orient myself throw in zero gravity and weapons that don t actually exist, and i am loster than lost.but the parts [...]

    18. Celeste on said:

      Full review now posted Some books define different aspects and periods of your life Ender s Game for me represents the loneliness of childhood when you re different I first read this book when I was 9 years old and just starting the 4th grade I was the only kid in my small class in the Gifted program at that point, which set me apart I was an odd child, athletically challenged and socially inept and physically awkward I had teeth too big for my head, ears too far large for my face, and hair that [...]

    19. Will M. on said:

      I can t believe it took me forever to finally read this I chose to watch the movie first last year, because I remember not having the physical copy of the book yet That was the biggest mistake of my reading life.The book is way better than the movie I know you ve probably seen that phrase a million times, but I can t fully express how it truly applies to Ender s Game I can t find a flaw even if I wanted to Everything seems perfectly written and constructed I m going to be honest and say that I h [...]

    20. Adam on said:

      After finishing this classic of science fiction, I find myself most intrigued by the large following it seems to inspire My next step in regards to Ender s Game is not to read the next installation, but to explore the favorable reviews But first I have to get my own frustration off my chest The writing is atrocious and heavy handed Apparently, in the future, the earth is threatened by bug like aliens who are going to kill all the humans, so the international federation, for some reason not clear [...]

    21. Becky on said:

      Ugh Okay I m officially giving up on this one So, a little disclaimer here I do not like Orson Scott Card As a person I think he s a shitty human who s used his award winning author status as a platform to advocate the denial of other humans rights This is detestable to me But that is not why I rated this book 1 star The reason I gave this book 1 star, and have given up even trying to read it, is because I do not like Orson Scott Card As an author This was the second book of his I ve read or tri [...]

    22. Kathryn on said:

      Not my cup of tea Considering that the author probably intended the reader to sympathize with the main character, I disliked the main character way too much, right from the start Also, many people will probably disagree with me but I think this book is rife with the author s personal prejudices Off handed comments about women and different nationalities just threw me for a loop, left me wondering why they were included when they offered absolutely nothing towards the story Additionally, I dislik [...]

    23. Alex Duncan on said:

      Okay, some people find this book kind of juvenile and have trouble suspending disbelief long enough to enjoy it For those folks, you might want to move along from Ender s Game.Ender s Game is the twenty five year old science fiction classic that s soon to be a major motion picture Actually, the film comes out in November of 2013.Unlike many hard core science fiction titles, this book is particularly appropriate for a younger audience By the way, this new young adult edition of the Hugo and Nebul [...]

    24. Ted on said:

      As he got into the car that waited silently in the corridor, he heard Valentine s anguished cry Come back to me I love you forever Most readers of this review who have any interest in SF have certainly known of this book for years It was published in 1977 I was in my early 30s then, we had our first child, and I had withdrawn from SF several years before that, really since I had left high school So I have no recollection of the book from those days, and didn t really become aware of it till mayb [...]

    25. Wealhtheow on said:

      I read this book in 7th grade I remember it so exactly because still, to this day, I distinctly remember sprinting up the stairs to get to the bookshelf to read the next chapter It is an absolutely engrossing tale of a small boy involved in a big war, filled with heartache and camaraderie and betrayal and cleverness.The problem is that Orson Scott Card hates queer people and liberals so much that he s written a number of novels entirely about how awful they are He posts screeds about how gay peo [...]

    26. rameau on said:

      I am disgusted I am so thoroughly disgusted with this book that I can t even logically explain my utter revulsion Ender s Game reads like propaganda, and the characters in it are living it It wasn t until I saw the comparison to Adolf Hitler that I thought of Hitler Junge, but it makes sense These kids are brainwashed into becoming soldiers, killers, and they re never given a choice Except it s much worse than that Ender actually learns to doubt, to disobey, to choose, and he chooses wrong view [...]

    27. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      Ender s Game The Ender Quintet 1 , Orson Scott Card 1 1390 453 9786001192845 20 .

    28. Katya on said:

      Ender s game Holy shit Like many other books that are advertised as must reads and milestones in insert genre here , I am veeeeery late for the party You might say that it s a good thing, since I m neither viewing this book through the nostalgia goggles, nor am I personally conflicted about OSC and his ahem equality issues In fact, my biggest concern going into this, was that I might enjoy it so much that I d have another Brandon Sanderson on my hands.Obviously, that was not the case Dodged that [...]

    29. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) on said:

      Do the ends justify the means What if the only way to save your planet from certain annihilation is to ruthlessly manipulate a young child into becoming a solder who is skilled enough to destroy billions of your enemy, to make him into a killer With Ender s Game, the reader gets to ponder this question I had many thoughts as I read this story I didn t always understand what was going on Like Ender, I questioned where the game ended and reality began Children in the environment of this book don t [...]

    30. R.K. Gold on said:

      Outside of the Harry Potter series, this is the book that taught me reading is fun It was first assigned to me over winter break in high school and I re read twice since then this is also one of the first books I ever re read It s a well known story and was adapted into a movie so I dont think I need to touch on plot I just remember getting that feeling that the imagination is limitless and you can make anything happen in the world of fiction when I first read this book I wanted to spend all my [...]

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