I hadn’t heard of Ender’s Game before the movie came out. It’s certainly not one of my favorite films, but I admit I do enjoy it for what it is. Somewhere along the way I noticed people online mentioning the book among military types, and this piqued my interest. So, last year I went to the local book store and found a copy – typically hidden at foot-level within a towering maze of books that you can’t help but bump-into, like all good book store layouts.
I never found myself with the time or energy to sit and read and Ender’s Game, although started, sat on my desk mostly unread. Well, lately, that changed, and I’ve finally reached the end.
This isn’t going to be some deep reflection and critique of Orson Scott Card’s work as I’m in no position to do either. As was to be expected the book was certainly better than the movie, and since I liked the movie you now know how I feel about the book. I’m glad that the movie seemed mostly faithful to the book, or at least as much as was possible. Of course, there was far more story, and backstory, than what was shown in the movie, but that’s to be expected.
Today I return to the book store, again feeling attacked from all sides by thousands of books. I bought the second in the Ender Saga series “Speaker For The Dead”. I’m looking forward to reading it. I suspect I’ve started on a journey with this series that will keep me occupied for a long time, much like Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.
It hadn’t occurred to me that the series was considered YA, but oh well I don’t really care. Ender’s Game was easy to read, yet always enjoyable and entertaining. I can’t think of any sections that I didn’t enjoy.
You can find the “Ender Series” on Amazon.