I have finally read Orson Scott Card‘s brilliant novel Ender’s Game which is the first book in the Ender’s series. This was originally a shorter novelette but was reworked into a full length novel by Card. It is about a young boy named Ender who is a long hoped for military genius on a future Earth. He is force trained to become the tool that will save mankind from an alien menace. But Ender is, in the end, his own man or boy. A product of his handlers but not them; the book has an incredibly surprising finish.
I enjoyed it very much. It is intensely psychological and, like many of the best examples of fiction writers, Card dwells strongly in the territory of human relationships. That’s what makes Ender so interesting. In the end, Ender is more important than even Earth leaders think. The fate of more than just human’s is involved.
I definitely want to read more in the series.
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