Monday, February 23, 2009

Ender's Game

I FINALLY read Ender's Game.

I 'm really not sure if I liked that book or not. Mostly I didn't. But, it was intriguing and great principles and discussions to be had therein. I just didn't like all the conflicts . . . both moral and physical.

Also - - I'm wondering if anyone is ready to get back on the Book Group train, reading the books on our list? I am ready when you are! Just tell me which one to read first!



Kelly said...

This is one of Josh's all time favorite books. My mom read it and loved it, as did my sister. I have read it (and the others in the series) but I wouldn't say I loved it.

OSC is a very good writer and he really makes you THINK about things when you read. I know ethical questions aren't supposed to be comfortable, that's part of their nature. But I don't always like reading about it. :-)

Andrea said...

Hmm--love Ender's Game. Don't always like OSC, but love Ender's Game. I read it to all my 11th grade classes and had perfect attendance during the last half of the book. Whether you like it or not, you have to admit that it is riveting.

Kami said...

I read it was when I was fairly young--eleven or so, and I thought it was disturbing because of how violent Ender was at such a young age, even if he "felt bad" about it. Whatever. Anyway, I have a love/hate relationship with OSC, I think he's a phenomenal writer, but some of his book are not that great, and the ones that are great, like Ender's Game, still make me a little squeamish. Plus, I absolutely hate his series that's based off the Book of Mormon. That being said, I think I've read all but one of his Ender's series, and I always know it will be fantastic writing whether or not the story's good.

Kami said...

Oh, I've always read Ender's Game several times, and each time I can't make up my mind on it, however, it's one of the very, very, very few books I've ever reread.

Kami said...

It's late, please excuse all my weird grammar errors and misplaced words in the previous posts.