October 22, 2013

Jon Moss Reviews "Ender's Game"

Ender’s Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Reviewer: Jon Moss
Reviewer’s rating: 4 stars out of 5

I like everything about this book, except perhaps the ending. And I can't even say that I particularly disliked the ending; it just made my soul ache with remorse and regret - for Ender, for humanity, for the buggers.

The novel was fast paced and easy to identify with Ender.  The ending just left me feeling extremely sad for all the characters in this story. I shouldn't be shocked, though, as all conflict could be avoided with open and honest communication. The level of sacrifice evidence in Ender's story illustrates the pointlessness of our endeavors when communication is not possible.

Editor’s Note: If you haven’t read this book in a while—or if you’ve never read it—now might be a good time!  The movie based on this novel is set to debut in theaters nationwide on November 1, 2013.

IMAGE CREDIT: Barnes & Noble website.

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