Friday, August 17, 2012
Review: Ender's Game
By Orson Scott Card
Genre YA scifi
Recommended by Book club
First sentence "I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one."
Boring, boring, boring, training, training, training, 40 pages of "action" and then it ends. There. Beat that synopsis.
What it has going for it
All I can say for this one was I get it. I can see why so many people like it. I got the symbolism. I get that the world building was "cool". Innovative, before it's time. Blah, blah blah.
This is the shortest review I've ever written on this blog. I wasted days forcing my way through the boredom that was this book; I'm not going to waste even more time writing about it. It was like a playing a really boring video game...no, it was like watching someone else play a really boring video game. 280 pages of nothing happening? I just don't have time for that anymore. Sorry.
I actually was shocked at one point and considering I usually had a glazed expression on while reading, that's something.
Yea or Nay?
Apparently this is one beloved book so don't take my word for it. You might really like it.