Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life Ender. The best you can do is choose to fill the roles given you by good people, by people who love you."

Ender's Game
By Orson Scott Card

"I am not a happy man Ender. Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely
asks us to be brilliant on its behalf."

Young Adult Science Fiction

Tom Doherty Associates, LLC NY, NY 1977

Ender Wiggins, a third. A genies conceived to save human kind from the buggers of another planet. But, really... I should let this book speak for itself.

"I can see you find my mysticism distasteful. I assure you that your distaste only reveals your ignorance. Soon enough Ender Wiggin will also know what I know; he will dance the graceful ghost dance through the stars, and whatever greatness there is within him will be unlocked, revealed, set forth before the universe for all to see. "

"Of course we tricked you into it. That's the whole point.. It's the bind we were in. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like buggers, understand them and anticipate them. So much compassion that he could win the love of his underlings and work wiht them like a perfect machine, as perfect as the buggers. But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed. Could never go into battle willing to win at all costs. If you knew, you couldn't do it. If you were the kind of person who would do it even if you knew, you could never have understood the buggers well enough."

Personal Review:
I hate science fictiony stuff- I had never finished reading a science fiction novel until this book and I LOVED IT! It was absolutely brilliant, the writing is interesting, the characters complex and human. I was gripped till the very end and surprised around every corner.

WARNINGS: Language, Murder... disturbing child manipulation

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