Ender's Game

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Post by 2Friendly » 14 Oct 2014, 17:16

I read Ender's Game about 2 months before the movie came out, and I loved them both! I think the book had the edge, since it expanded on Ender's life in a way the movie simply couldn't do. Nevertheless, I think it was a great adaption, and it will help the younger generations (like me) to get involved in the series.
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Post by FAHenfrey » 15 Oct 2014, 20:33

I absolutely loved Ender's game and I am an even bigger fan of the Ender's Shadow series which is well worth a read. However I didn't enjoy the speaker of the dead and the later books about Ender as they were a little on the philosophical side for me. I thought the portrayal of children perfect as so often you see books that underestimate what children are capable of and make teenagers sound more like 8 year olds. However I did think the series took this a little to the extreme with adult characters that were dumbed down to emphasis the children's prowess and intelligence rather than having a balance between the new and the old
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Post by NanoWasabi » 21 Oct 2014, 21:35

I mostly like this book because of the world that it takes place in. I would love to live in a world with such realistic simulations. Hopefully, those simulations are not far off!
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Post by Liz_Flores » 28 Oct 2014, 10:46

8) I liked this book too, however not so much the movie. The book is always better. But about the book- I wanted to just jump around my house pretending to be Ender- To like you said- Defy Gravity.

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Post by lizj97 » 28 Oct 2014, 16:24

I liked the book and the character. I have seen the movie as well and while I liked the movie, it seems to me that movies never quite measure up to the book. However, I still do both when given the chance. I think the book was riveting and powerful and I look forward to reading more in the future.

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Post by Liz_Flores » 30 Oct 2014, 10:55

Whats to know about the second book in the Ender's Game series- Speaker of The Dead?
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Ender's Game was my first Sci-Fi read. The emotional ride it hauled me through was fascinating. It literally made me want to kiss Orson. This book was the door to a new world.

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Post by bookreviewsbynoel » 04 Nov 2014, 16:12

I didn't really enjoy the book, i got very bored.

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Post by nsharpes » 18 Nov 2014, 00:57

I read this book after I saw the trailer for the movie on television one day. At first I thought that it was slow, but as I got into the book more I realized that it wasn't "slow", but had a deep meaning and was very philosophical. I could relate to Ender and his reactions to what was happening to him in the book. The only thing that I didn't like was that it was apart of a series, as it could have been a stand alone, but I get why the author wanted to expand on the world and Ender's story.

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Post by tamara_mc41 » 18 Nov 2014, 01:17

I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A BOOK!
I loved the movie, so that means I am gonna adore the book!

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Post by nsharpes » 19 Nov 2014, 19:12

tamara_mc41 wrote:I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A BOOK!
I loved the movie, so that means I am gonna adore the book!
Yup, it's a book. I would really suggest reading it, as the full emotional impact of the story doesn't come across in the film as much as it does in the book.

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Post by wapeeler » 23 Nov 2014, 07:52

Ender's game was fantastic! I have not had the time to see the movie yet, but looking at the previous reviews it seems excellent. To me I enjoyed the later books. As someone else mentioned they are a bit more philosophical, which for me excercised my brain in a quite enjoyable manner.

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Post by Sweet_Lullaby » 26 Nov 2014, 15:08

My friend leant me this book back in the day, and it was a hit.
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Post by DATo » 29 Nov 2014, 15:21

This was a quiz I posted here a couple of years ago Below is a link to the original post.


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Post by E-Frapp » 30 Nov 2014, 09:03

I was hooked after the first book and read the entire series. Love the stories and the depth of the characters. Orson Scott Card is a brilliant writer.
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Post by lovablegeek123 » 01 Dec 2014, 11:36

I was told to read this book in high school. It had an old cover that was falling apart but something about this book made me excited. I had no idea what to expect out of it. I was one of 3 people in the class that actually read it all the way through. I couldn't understand how no one wanted to read this book!! It was fantastic! There were few books in high school that I actually enjoyed reading and this was defiantly one of them.
This book came to life. I unfortunately had to return the book so I didn't read it again until 2013. It was just as good the second time as it was the first.
I do feel the movie did it justice as far as following the story line and I hope they continue to do so. The best surprise I discovered was I didn't know it was a series until late last year. So I cannot wait to read the rest!!

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