- Series: The Ender Quintet (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tor Science Fiction (July 15, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812550706
- ISBN-13: 978-0812550702
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9,677 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) Mass Market Paperback – July 15, 1994
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Top Customer Reviews
The librarian eventually nabbed me, and asked what sort of books I liked reading. For some reason that I still can't explain to this day, I thought that all the "cool" kids read science fiction. So that's what I said.
"Then you should read this book," she told me, handing me a fairly worn copy of 'Ender's Game,' and telling me that she loved it enough to re-read it every year.
I wasn't thrilled with it, to be honest. The cover seemed kind of hokey. It smelled funny (hey, I was a kid). I had no idea what a "Hugo" or "Nebula" award might be. But the bell was ringing, testing would begin shortly, and I was kind of stuck for options. I checked out the book, and went on my way.
I've always been a fast test taker, and so about an hour into a three-hour test I was done and bored. I opened the book and started reading. And a two hours later I was done.
Up to that point, I'd read tons of books—mostly of the "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and "Encyclopedia Brown" variety. This was the first "grownup" fiction I'd ever read. And I was hooked. I went on to read everything I could find by Orson Scott Card. I wrote tons of short stories as creative writing assignments, all featuring Battle School or Ender himself. And I took what was a sorta-hobby of writing short stories and "books" (very short books, I assure you) and ended up turning it into a lifelong pursuit.
And, like the librarian, I've taken to re-reading this book every year. I've given away more copies of this single book than I can count. And I've owned every English-language version of it ever released. It's a benchmark, life-shaping book for me.
'Ender's Game' was the book that taught me that books could be what you do for a living. And for that, I'm incredibly grateful. My only regret is that I can't give it more than five stars.
Does this book really need another review? Probably not. Clearly, Ender’s Game is the mark of an excellent sci-fi read, so a lot of people probably agree with my assessment of Card’s work. But let me just say, any book that has aliens (check), really really ridiculously smart children (check), a fast-paced and interesting plot line (check), action and battle and war! (check), and beautiful writing (check), should be read.
I like dystopian novels, and I like a little science fiction here and there, but when a friend suggested I would love this book, and I read the summary, I really wasn't sold.
"In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers"
Sounds very Independence Day to me. I really only downloaded this book on Kindle because it was discounted in the daily deals, and what a great plan on Amazon's part, because now that I loved the book, I have to buy and read the whole series!
Even though this is more of a YA novel, the way they described the alien race, what they looked like, how they evolved, how they lived, it was all kind of believable. I really need to believe in the plot when I am reading in order to get lost in the story. I loved the general relativity explanation for Mazar Rackham's part-of course that makes sense; I saw it on Through the Wormhole!
This was a great book and I can't wait to read the next one in the series. I hope Orson Scot Card doesn't disappoint.