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Ender - Orson Scott Card

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  • Ender - Orson Scott Card

    Hey:

    So what do others think of the "Ender" series? I am trying to slog my way through the third novel, having read the first two and a collection entitled "First Meetings in the Enderverse" (which must be one of the worst book titles ever, even for a collection).

    I have an opinion, even at this early stage in my reading - but perhaps I'll hold back to let others voice their opinions before I give utterance to my own obnoxiously opinionated views. I did enjoy the first novel, even though I found some portions of it quite predictable.

    It's my understanding that this series is to be made into a movie, but I am not that knowledgeable about that subject.

  • #2
    I have read the first four of the Ender books:

    Ender’s Game
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide
    Children of the Mind

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books. The thing I remember the most about Xenocide was the planet of obsessive-compulsive geniuses. Children of the Mind was a little peculiar. I didn’t go on to read anymore of these books simply because I had grown a little tired of it all, plus I have this ever-growing list of books to read.

    Not much of a review, I know, other than to say that I liked each book a little less than the previous.

    I also tried reading some of Card’s Alvin books. I liked Seventh Son, but quickly lost interest in the second book.

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    • #3
      Movie Update - February 10, 2004 from hatrack.com:

      X-Men 2 Writers Signed for the Ender Screenplay
      Variety Magazine announced on 10 February that Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, the writing team that created the X-Men 2 screenplay, have been hired by Warner Brothers to write the second draft of the Ender's Game screenplay. …

      "And of course I'll be available to them to help them in any way I can," Card promises. "We all have the same goal: To get a great movie into the theaters. With Wolfgang Petersen slated to direct and Warner Brothers executives committed to backing this project to the hilt, I believe that we couldn't have a better team." …

      As to when the movie will come out, Card says, "It's way too early even to guess about that. The second draft isn't even written yet. And even when we get a script that everyone thinks is perfect, there's still the problem of casting and, of course, making everything fit with everyone's schedule."

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      • #4
        Read the first one, it was great. Haven't read the others, but that was through ignorance not choice.

        Are the others any good?

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        • #5
          I've read the first two books and have the third one lying around waiting to be read. I have also read Ender's Shadow, a parrallel story to Ender's Game. I have enjoyed the books that I read, though I can find fault with them.

          I aproached these books not expecting much and I was pleasantly surprised. I definetly found the second book in the series more interesting than the first, and I liked Ender's Shadow better than either one.

          S. Ombre

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