Monday, May 14, 2007

Book Buzz:-->Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

"Well I made my first kill with the old town girl
She was the apple of her daddy's eye.
Well that woman looked up at me
And I said honey we'll be
Together 'til the day I die...But I lied."
Sci-fi is not a genre I visit too often on my lifetime journey for the next book I am hardly qualified to give a rating of this novel to any sci-fi feeders out there. However, I am qualified to recommend any book that satisfies my passion for interesting reads. And this story certainly fills the bill.

"Ender's Game", by Orson Scott Card, started out as a magazine short story in 1977. Positive feedback led to Card fleshing his story out a bit and finally, in 1985, releasing "Ender's Game" as a legitimate novel.

The story takes place in a time on future Earth when 2 babies are the limit for parents. The government also has dibs on any young ones showing exceptional talents and are quickly taken and forced into difficult training situations in hopes of creating a premier military fighting army made up of children.

The young boy, Ender Wiggin, is just such a kid. (And is one of the more honest characters I've encountered in fiction). At the age of six, he is whisked away from his family and we learn what happens through his eyes.

The reader will also be caught off guard with the way Orson Scott Card chooses to wrap up his classic story.

This is a quick read, but I encourage everyone to take their time...suspend their belief...and enjoy this 357 page award winning novel (Nebula Award & Hugo Award).


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