Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Book 1985)

So since there is a movie coming out based on this old-school book, I thought I would give it a whirl beforehand. It's about a futuristic world where humans are at war against some insect-like enemy...think Zerg meets the bugs from Starship Troopers. So yeah these genius kids bred and trained to command starships against these baddies and Ender is the name of the primary.

The story was OK starting out as it built up the main character quite a bit. Things progressed steadily and then it had a pretty good ending. The way way ending started down the road of philosophical suck though... Don't know what it was...just not about the plot anymore. Yeah this book was the first in a series and I won't be reading any more. The ending totally set itself up for the sequels but yeah everything interesting happened in this book and there is not really much that could interest a reader who is not looking for some deep meaning in this Sci-Fi landscape.
Rating - Mid