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Ender's Game

First off, I wasn't feeling that great when I watched this, so I my mind may not have been in the right place throughout. I spent half of the movie thinking about how much I just wanted to get out of there, which had absolutely zero to do with the film itself.

I've kept forgetting that this book has been on my reading list for a while. I almost bought it when I finished LOTR halfway thru my month-long stint in the desert for my field geology class, but instead I opted for Salem's Lot. Well reading Stephen King alone in the dark in a tent, in the middle of the desert is not the smartest literary choice I've made. Since then I tend to forget that it's on my reading list whenever I'm shopping for the next one. And now, given what I've heard about Orson Scott Card, I don't know that I wanna give him any of my money (even if the royalties would only be like fifty cents). That didn't stop me from wanting to see the movie.

I did enjoy the film (despite the previously mentioned subpar health). It moved quickly in establishing a whole new futuristic culture without leaving things confusing or taking too much time. I did get the sense that there was a lot that was left out, for the sake of streamlining the film, but I think favoring pace over context was the right move. This is exactly why I prefer to read the book after the movie anyways, so that then I gain new information instead of feeling like I missed a lot.

I don't know what more there is to say. It was a lot of fun, which is all you can really ask for, and at the same time there was just enough to get ya thinking. Now pardon me while I go add this book to my wish list

Ender's Game - \m/ \m/ \m/
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Nov. 21st, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
Please give the books a chance
I understand your unwillingness to support Card given his later political and social rants, I would still encourage you to read the book. Many or the themes and moments are quite enlightened in spite of the author's later writing. In addition, you could always check it out of the library.
Nov. 21st, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Please give the books a chance
I'll get there eventually, I'm just not in any hurry to read them. And I'll prolly try and borrow them rather than buying them
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