Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ender's Game

It's been awhile since I'd read Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, and I'd forgotten how powerful a book it is. No wonder it was a Hugo and Nebula award winner. It's the story of Ender Wiggin, a young boy who, throughout the book, is trained to be a commander in a coming war with an insect-like alien species. It's a powerful book because of the insight Card puts into the young, smart characters, as well as The way he sets up the rest of the books in the series. I think I'll pass on reading the others for now; I've got other stuff I want to get on to. But it looks like the story will finally be made into a movie in 2008, by director Wolfgang Petersen. Should be interesting.

Book 80

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Ha HA! Finally a book I've read! I agree with you about how intelligent his characters are, and the reasoning he gives for their actions are absolutely brilliant. I totally enjoyed this series!