This extremely well-written book gives a brief overview of European history from the middle years of Victoria's reign, basically to the end of World War I (with some additional material at the end). It … more
Wow! How did I miss reading this book before now? I just loved it. It must have been brilliant because here I am extolling a book that takes place at a military school and has military maneuvers throughout … more
shandianxia posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game.
July 19, 2010
Following America's success in the war against Spain he had longed for and maneuvered desperately to be part of, Theodore Roosevelt declared it the "first great triumph in what will be a world movement" … more
This movie is about two friends, one Jewish and one Muslim, in World War II Tunsia as they prepare to get married. The film explores the differences in their communities as well as how these friends from … more
My favorite book! The depiction of a child's superior knowledge and how adults exploit intelligence for their own objectives is beyond reproach. I love Card and anything he writes, but this was quite … more
Not only is Ender's Game an adventurous science fiction novel and a fascinating political and moral allegory, it is also and amazing panorama of three genius children effecting a broad spectrum of change … more
carbon12eve posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game.
July 07, 2010
One of the events that really stood out for me in this book was how Ender, being a small boy, was being bullied and the description of him completely crushing the bully. With the idea in mind that as … more
A perfect begging to an epic sci-fi saga. It may be geared toward youth, but as the series progresses it gains greater depth. Looking back at the first book through the lens of later additions to the … more
As fascinating as Ender's Game is, I find the issues raised by the existence and treatment of Jane and the Piggies in Speaker for the Dead far more compelling, and I am perennially disappointed that Ender's … more
One of Card's most solid and well-told tales. Possibly predictable, only because of the myriad variations on the tale told since its publication. Say "The enemy's gate is down," and you'll know who else … more
I first read this book when i was ten years old and it has stuck with me ever since. I've bought and lost/given away at least half a dozen copies because I think any and everyone who likes science … more
josheklow posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game.
July 02, 2010