Oct 30, 2013

Book 14: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

I was not familiar with the book Ender's Game, but the reaction my husband had to the announcement of the movie made me sit up and take notice.  I secretly put it on my reading list.  When I told him I started reading it, he didn't think I would like it, as it is a book for young adult males.

However, I did like it.  I didn't love it, but I liked it and I am glad I read it.

It is a Science Fiction story set in the future, where the human race is dependent on finding the right person to lead the attack on the alien invaders.  The military believes this person will be young, and searches and trains boys and girls as young as 6 to become elite military leaders.  It is a harsh existence especially when you have to remind yourselves that these are children.

Although the story has a young male as its hero, it is not a story for young children, I mean under the age of 12, I may even say 14.  There is a lot of adult themes and violence, and I mean a lot of violence.

Now that I have read the book I will go see the film.  Hoping they do a good job on depicting the book, which is always a crap shoot.

I did see the movie.  I know there are a lot of die hard lovers of Ender's Game who were not happy with the movie.  I however did like it, and thought they did a good job of presenting the book in movie form.  Yes, the book is better, but it almost always is.   I would have liked to see move of the battle school depicted, and they had to take all of the Valentine and Peter internet stuff out.  Due to time.  But I liked the movie.