Thursday, April 5, 2012

Anti Gravity Battles? You Betcha!

Ah E day.  This one was a bit difficult, at least I thought it was till I realized what I should write about.  It's one of those things that makes you smack your own forehead because of the obvious nature of the answer.  For today's E topic I bring to mind one of my favorite books.  It's one of the first books that brought me to science fiction as an interest...Ender's Game.

That's right, Orson Scott Card's classic book.  It was given to me to read by my Dad when I was about eleven, and it's been one of my favorites ever since.  Honestly I'm not sure what about the book specifically got my attention.  All I knew was that it completely drew me into the story and the lives of the characters.  Since that first time I can't count how many times I've read the book and recently I picked up the twentieth anniversary edition of the audiobook.  That one's made extra cool by a bit written and read by Orson Scott Card himself at the end.  I may not care for the guy personally but his insights into the writing process are quite interesting. 

This also happens to be one of those books that you desperately want to see a movie made out of, but at the same time not cause you know they're going to royally screw it up in some way.  Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the concept of 'the movie is never going to match the book'.  I get that.  In some cases the movie is better, though not always.  However this book is made tricky by it's characters and their ages, some of the topics in the book, and some of the scenes.  Though with the Hunger Games series and it's new movie that might change soon. 

Who knows what's in the future for this book.  All I know is that it's a great read time and time again.  It's part of a series but to be quite honest I've only read the second book, Speaker for the Dead.  Anyone interested should also pick up that audiobook of Ender's Game that I mentioned.  The readers and excellent and it stays true to the overall feeling of the book.  Also, Ender is one of my favorite book characters and the guy who reads his sections of the book is great for the part.

Another note, the comics for this book were pretty cool too.  Really enjoyed reading those.


  1. Ender's Game is one of those books I *should* have read by now, but I just haven't. I really ought to fix that soon...

  2. Haven't read this but you just put it on my list!