August 25th, 2006

Reading

Re: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

It's been a long week. I bought this in the bookstore on Sunday while getting my textbooks; I'd heard about it, heard that it was good, and it was cheap so I decided to give it a try. I finished it a few minutes ago (after reading for almost four hours straight). I haven't read much science fiction in the past...oh, five years, but this was one of the best. It was very easy to get into, and sometimes very hard to put down.

...Okay, so most of the time my reactions were basically "AGGHHH AGGHHHH Ender needs a hug oh man poor Ender HUG HUG AGGHHHH he's only [insert number] years old!!! ;___;"

But the last chapter, Speaker for the Dead, I could only describe as....beautiful. Wow. And dammit, there's a sequel? I need to get that now.

I highly recommend it, for anyone who hasn't read it yet. I could really understand why it was being sold with the textbooks (as in for some English/Literature/Writing classes probably), just like when I read The Giver shortly before studying it in middle school. It's a classic.
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