18 March 2007

Ender's Game

Finished Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I really really liked it. I am not sure how i missed this one growing up as i inhaled a LOT of crappy sci-fi in middle school; must have just not had anyone to point me to some of the good stuff. The book is apparently a teen-level read and as such reminded me of the Harry Potter series. There is no magic but the idea that these adults are training children to fight their battles is similar. The adults in Card's novel are manipulative, hurtful and not to be trusted which is a big theme in the HP series too. One interesting tidbit: this book first came out in 1977 but the children on Earth spend their time using laptops to go on the internet and play interactive games. Precognition?

Currently: watching UK play Kansas.

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