This book definitely had it’s twists and turns. I will admit I did not read it, I listened to it on Audible. My friend Amanda and I were making the drive from Skagway, Alaska to Boise, Idaho and we entertained ourselves with Ender’s Game. That is until we lost the iTrip and had to resort to our own singing after listening to the same N’Sync cd 5 times, next time I would rather face the buggers. The book was written in 1985 (before I was born), but is still a fantastic read despite its age (that was a joke). I would point out that it is dark, and has violence. I would compare it to the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I really enjoyed the bond that Ender and his sister had, I am a sucker for sibling friendships. I loved how Ender’s actions did not intend harm but were only to protect himself and others. I, like every other American wanted to read the book before the movie came out. I recently saw the movie and I thought it was well done. Some of the acting was a little shaky, and that kid Bonzo scared the crap out of me. But seriously, where did they find him? My only complaint would be the end dragged on and on and on and on and on…just like that did… I could have been totally satisfied after the last battle, which is a fantastic turn of events. Overall I would read it, and when you get to the end, don’t feel too guilty if you skip the last part.
I think the last part is what saves the book from being a real downer. The glimpse of hope is what the story needs, and you cannot provide that by wrapping it up in two pages after the climax. Just my 2c.
Andy, I can agree there. If you ended it where I had implied it would be quite the downer of a book. I just felt that after a well done climax of the story, that it didn’t carry the same tone and was not as exciting as the previous twists and turns. Still a good book, and thanks for your thoughts, I enjoy others opinions!