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MOBI ↠ DOC Ender's Game 9780812550702 Â HANNAHREDHEAD Ô Andrew Ender Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is in fact engaged in something far desperate The result of genetic experimentation Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to dAndrew Ender Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is in fact engaged in something far desperate The result of genetic experimentation Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training to chip away and find the diamond inside or destroy him utterly Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins He will grow up DNF at 52 ar Orson Scott CardThere are over 3310480700 women in this worldSincerely Women Dear Fans of This Book Who Are Probably About To Make An Angry Comment On This ReviewPlease leave now if you don't want to get all huffy and insulted and make a comment defending the author or whatever other shit that is this book Or if you want go ahead If you're going to comment at least read the whole review and not just a uarter of it I'm so sick of repeating myself over and over in the comments Yes I bash the author first but I do make my points on why I hated the book itself and not just because of himThank you Sincerely Kat First of all before I get into the book I'd like to say that Orson Scott Card is one of the biggest dicks on this Earth For those of who don't know he is openly homophobic and a hyprocrite wwwsaloncom20130507scifiicon He is a Chauvinist known to believe that women are the weaker sex and were only put on this world to make babies He is a Mormon that from what I've heard from people who've read his other books tries to convert you in his own writing in his novels Just for this author's personality this book deserves one star But now onto the actual book which deserves one star in itselfThe Author's Viewpoints Leak InIt starts out well enough It's interesting and keeps your attention But immediately the sexism shows its ugly face; All the boys are organized into armiesAll boys?A few girls They don't often pass the tests to get in Too many centuries of evolution are working against themKeep in mind that this book is supposed to take place in the future There are several things wrong with this sentence 1 In this day and age thousands of women are in the military and fighting for their country They have been for decades now and longer still So if this is supposed to be in the future does Card think that women will give up their ability to fight so easily? 2 Centuries of evolution working against them? On what terms? That we have ovaries? That we can have babies so are therefore unfit to fight or have the mental capacity to pass the tests boys can easily pass? This is the 21st century genius Women work Women are in the army Get your head out of your ass and look around for fuck's sakes CharactersI feel that Card made all the characters far too young Ender is six Valentine is eight and Peter is ten Peter has a fetish for torturing suirrels and threatening to kill his siblings Um okay? Is there any explanation for this strange behavior? No because according to this book all our kids in the future are fully functioning psychopaths Except the girls of course They're too 'mild' for behavior like thatIn the future the army is apparently full of kids barely older than six up to age twelve To be trained for a war that as far as I could tell from the point I got to was already won WritingThe writing was atrocious Card switches from third person perspective to first person constantly The first person switches are for the character's 'thoughts' but the words aren't italicized or anything so you can never tell To me that's a sign of bad writing If you can't stick with one kind of perspective than you should go back to those non existent creative writing classes Plot Towards the middle of the book the plot started to seriously drag and get outright ridiculous Valentine and Peter start planning to 'take over the world' by writing fucking debate columns Not only is the whole 'let's rule the world' concept highly overused it's poorly planned out It's randomly thrown into the story like Okay we need villains and things happening so let's make the ten year old girl and twelve year old murderous boy try to take over the worldwith debate columns Sure Then switching back to Ender who is now nine years old and a commander of his own kid army we have our main character turning into the bullying idiots that bullied him in the beginning of the book Has he learned nothing? Oh sure it makes the kids 'better soldiers' They're not even seven years old they are not fucking soldiers The whole story is a fucked up version of a 'kid military' which is run by controlling adults who don't want the war to end so they can remain in power It just ugh It got so tedious and irritating that I decided to give up on it I'm not going to waste my time with a book written by a sexist homophobic dickwad I'm not even going to see the movie which is a real shame because I love Asa Butterfield I feel bad that he was brought into such a stupid bookmovie business

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FastBut Ender is not the only result of the experiment The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years and the uest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long Ender's two older siblings Peter and Valentine are every bit as unusual as he is but in very different ways While Peter was too uncontrollably violent Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether Neither was found suitable for the military's purpose But they are drive I read this story uite a while back with no special expectations Like most books I read it just happened to be lying around the house I read it was hugely entertained and went on to read three or four of the seuelsI've heard since all manner of 'stuff' about the author but what's true and what isn't I don't know and I'm not here to critiue the man behind the keyboard All I can do is report on the contents of the book and those I can thoroughly recommend you check outThe main character Ender Wiggin through whose eyes we see the story unfold is a child genius If you're one of those people who wants your protagonist to be an average member of society typical of hisher age and gender step away Ender's story is told because he is very far from ordinary OSC employs a bunch of fairly standard story telling tricks Our hero is underestimated at every turn he exceeds expectations we know he's got it in him and we're frustrated by the stoopid people who just won't see it There's a bullynemisis and nobody else but us sees just how nasty he is However OSC manages to bake an irresistable cake using those standard ingredients and once he starts sprinkling on originality as well you've just got to eat it allThis is sci fi not hard sci fi not soft sci fi let's say 'chewy' It has a slightly old school EE Doc Smith feel to it and you expect someone to pull out a monkey wrench whenever the computer starts smoking but none of that worried me Given the date it was written there's some uite prescient stuff about the internet here although shall we say optimistic about the ends to which it's put Card foresaw rather reasoned politicalphilosophical debate and rather less hard core porn Additionally the inclusion of female and Muslim characters whilst not front and centre was fairly progressive for 1985 not ground breaking but certainly ahead of the curveThis is actually a book with good messages for the time about euality and one which poses interesting philosophical uestions about what happens with races with orthogonal thought processes come into contact and how far one can or should go in such situationsThere definitely is some characterisation going on We're not talking Asimov's Foundation here where brilliant ideas invite you to forgive cardboard characters The people here are decently drawn and Ender has his own angst involving genius psychopathic siblings that is uite engaging However it's the stuff that goes on that drives the story The war games in preparation for battling the aliens the unfortunately named 'Buggers' These war games and Ender's brilliance in overcoming increasingly dire odds are a major theme and I loved themAnd then there's the twist I'll say no on that except that I was too engaged with the story to see it coming and when it hit me well I'd give the book 6 just for that moment It doesn't work for everyone but it did for meEDIT I have now seen the film which I enjoyed The film skips a lot that's important to the book but I found it entertainingEDIT 2 Orson Scott Card reviewed my first trilogy That's pretty damn coolscroll down the article Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes

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Ender's GameN by their jealousy of Ender and by their inbred drive for power Peter seeks to control the political process to become a ruler Valentine's abilities turn toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike through powerfully convincing essays Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails hatrackc I read this novel because it was often the favorite novel of students of mine and I wanted to understand why I should mention that I love science fiction and have read it avidly since I was barely than a child I'm not by any means some kind of anti sci fi snobThe first thing that bothered me is that the novel sets adults against gifted children in a way that strikes me as bizarre Adults are essentially evil but teachers especially The children are inherently excellent capable of helping each other in trying to figure out just what the adults are hiding which is in this case a vast and secret war they are tricking the children into fighting for them This was perhaps the hardest to believe of all the things thrown at the reader and interestingly it is hidden from you until the very end though you can guess at it before thenWhat disturbed me the most is that the writing is terrible far too much happens internally inside the character's head it's an emo space opera basically and one of the most interesting events of the book is nearly buried and the presentation of it is rushed because it is near the end There are many points in the battle scenes where it is impossible to understand what's happening And the penultimate plot event where it's revealed all of the games were notgamescould have been handled interestingly But the novel was overdetermined things happening only because the writer wants them too and not because they feel inevitable and so too many of the arrows point in the same direction By the time Ender meets Mazer his final teacher my eyes rolled back into my head at the implausibility of it all And it's worth mentioning the thing no one prepared me for was the bizarre homoerotic subtext built into the book as well a subtext that is sometimes just a plain old supertext on display right beside how women in this novel are to be loved distantly and kept from real knowledge and turned against themselves so they can then be used to compel othersIt creeped me out and I'm gayI'm also a former 'gifted child' and was tested and poked and pushed all of these things made to study computer programming when I didn't want to and I made myself fail out of their program to get away from them But I found no commonality with the gifted children here not as I have in other stories about gifted children say like Salinger's Glass family Also these kids are all jerks I do hand it to Card for the ideas in the novel blogging? Yes It's in here well before anyone was doing it and it matters a lot and in the ways blogging matters Also the idea of an institution that runs on the manipulation of its populace into a distant war with an implacable foe as a way of controlling people And a society that has no privacy at all not even in dreams This novel does offer a dark picture of what life is like under these terms Also the idea of how a hive mind would think differently without language and the complications of communicating with someone like that that's brilliant alsoI wish it had been revised that the battle scenes were clearer that the movement of the novel's action the way the 'buggers' are in a race to try and communicate with Ender before he kills them that this were obvious to the reader and not a surprise whipped out at the end so that it could have lent tension to the scenes of the games and manipulation which were only boring And Ender's decision to be the Speaker for the Dead that struck me cold because in the end the buggers were only trying to do what everyone else in his life were doing to him poring over what makes him tick and trying to get him to do their bidding The novel contains a rant against style at the beginning added by Card called 'literary tricks' by him I think the most interesting thing about it is that given the millions sold it is proof that story matters than style even as convoluted and badly formed as this one is In the end what matters is the uestions the novel raises and the implications of the uestions and that the novel really is about something at its core behind all of the badly rendered fight scenes I admire style don't get me wrong I love it But it would appear you can get by without it