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Ender's Game

Post by kob » Sun May 23, 2010 23:54

just finished this (had to read it for school). anyone else read it?

I think the book is fucking great.

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Post by kob » Thu May 27, 2010 18:04

how has no one read this book :(

it is marvelous

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Quack » Fri May 28, 2010 01:25

english gr 12?

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by kob » Fri May 28, 2010 01:57

yes

I don't know why. usually at the end of the year the teacher gets to pick a book, but there's a lot of symbolism and other literary shit that you don't notice so I guess that's why. not hard to read at all, but getting all the details and understanding a lot of the symbols was a bit tough.

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Quack » Fri May 28, 2010 02:01

the 1985 version or the 1991 version

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Post by kob » Fri May 28, 2010 02:08

1991 I believe. it had the newer cover.

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Quack » Fri May 28, 2010 02:12

I'm reading up on it. it sounds interesting and I'd like to try and read it, but it's hard for me to get into sci-fi novels. Hopefully bookdepot has it on sale for little moneys

are you planning on reading any other of the books in the series?

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Post by kob » Fri May 28, 2010 02:24

yeah I might. apparently it's good but apparently the last 2 novels fall way short.

and yeah I agree about sci-fi but it doesn't really focus so much on sci-fi in the way, say, Star Wars does. it's really a lot about the characters. maybe it's just me, but it has a great modern feel to the futuristic world. it's hard to explain, but you won't get that sci-fi feeling you're talking about.

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Quack » Fri May 28, 2010 02:29

ok cool :) i'mma pick this up for sure

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Saladin » Fri May 28, 2010 02:38

I read it a long time ago but I loved it.

Compelling, simple and meaningful. Great fiction.
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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Ransom » Fri May 28, 2010 04:53

Star Wars is fantasy in space it doesn't focus on science fiction at all

also Ender's Game more like Ender's Orson Scott Card is a lunatic

I liked this book eight years ago but I probably wouldn't if I read it now

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Ransom » Fri May 28, 2010 04:53

I AM MAKING FRIENDS IN THIS THREAD

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by kob » Fri May 28, 2010 04:57

farty fart fantasy or science fiction it doesn't matter. it doesn't have that whole science/technology feel (which Star Wars does, at least to me). there isn't much emphasis on the fact the book takes place hundreds of years in the future and that there is a crazy battle simulator and starships and blerghehhge. more about the characters.

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by kob » Fri May 28, 2010 05:05

and Star Wars is science fiction in a literal context which is what I am alluding to.

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Re: Ender's Game

Post by Ransom » Fri May 28, 2010 05:13

But so is this! It is set in like a space station or something with zero g training simulations about
a centuries-old space war with aliens.
In fact it is more science-fictional than Star Wars which actually has straight-up magic in it

Most worthwhile science fiction is about the characters. Y'all should read more SF before generalisin'

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