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Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate.

The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip awa Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly.

Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. While Peter was too uncontrollably violent, Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether. Neither was found suitable for the military's purpose.

But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender, and by their inbred drive for power. Peter seeks to control the political process, to become a ruler.

Valentine's abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike, through powerfully convincing essays. Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks, these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth-an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails. Get A Copy. Published July by TOR first published More Details Original Title.

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Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ender's Game , please sign up. If you're trying to get into some good old fashion bigoted science fiction writing is this a good book?

Brian Beasley Gina I think you took Master's question too seriously and missed the word "bigoted" in the question. To Master I take it you are being sarcastic with …more Gina I think you took Master's question too seriously and missed the word "bigoted" in the question. To Master I take it you are being sarcastic with your question but I will bite anyways. I don't know why people accuse this book of the things they do actually I do.

Yes, Card is a conservative and he's admittedly a homophobe as well but neither of those things come through in this book. You have to look pretty hard to find anything "bigoted" in the book and the themes in Ender's Game have nothing to do with any sort of bigot revolution or anything. If anything there is a strong pacifist message that you would think would be the opposite of most conservative's mentalities.

This series confuses me Can anyone help me out and clear somethings up? Zchantie I know this is an old question, but I wanted to add to it since I read the books in an order that I regretted. So you have the first Series: Ender's Game 2. Speaker for the Dead 3. Xenocide 4.

Children of the Mind The parallel series that follows the character Bean who appears in the first Ender's Game book and then gets his own series known as the "Shadow Saga" 1. Ender's Shadow 2. Shadow of the Hedgemon 3. Shadow Puppets 4. Shadow of the Giant 5. I read this book directly after Ender's Game as suggested and regretted it immensely.

Within this book is also an important part of Bean's story. As then you will know the end fate of all of the characters in Shadow Saga. My recommendation. Read Ender in Exile after you've finished both series if you're interested in knowing what Ender was doing between the end of Game and beginning of Speaker. See all 68 questions about Ender's Game…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 06, Kat Lost in Neverland rated it did not like it Recommends it for: NO ONE.

Sincerely, Women. Please leave now if you don't want to get all huffy and insulted and make a comment defending the author or whatever other shit that is this book. Or, if you want, go ahead. If you're going to comment, at least read the whole review and not just a quarter of it.

I'm so sick of repeating myself over and over in the comments. Yes, I bash the author first, but I do make my points on why I hated the book itself, and not just because of him.

Thank you. Sincerely, Kat. First of all, before I get into the book, I'd like to say that Orson Scott Card is one of the biggest dicks on this Earth.

For those of who don't know, he is openly homophobic and a hyprocrite www. He is a Chauvinist known to believe that women are the weaker sex and were only put on this world to make babies.

He is a Mormon that, from what I've heard from people who've read his other books, tries to convert you in his own writing in his novels. Just for this author's personality, this book deserves one star. But now onto the actual book, which deserves one star in itself. It's interesting and keeps your attention. But immediately, the sexism shows its ugly face; "All the boys are organized into armies.

They don't often pass the tests to get in. Too many centuries of evolution are working against them. There are several things wrong with this sentence. In this day and age, thousands of women are in the military and fighting for their country.

They have been for decades now, and longer still. So if this is supposed to be in the future, does Card think that women will give up their ability to fight so easily? Centuries of evolution working against them? On what terms? That we have ovaries? That we can have babies so are therefore unfit to fight or have the mental capacity to pass the tests boys can easily pass?

This is the 21st century, genius. Women work. Women are in the army. Get your head out of your ass and look around, for fuck's sakes. Characters I feel that Card made all the characters far too young. Ender is six, Valentine is eight, and Peter is ten. Peter has a fetish for torturing squirrels and threatening to kill his siblings. Um, okay? Is there any explanation for this strange behavior? No, because according to this book, all our kids in the future are fully functioning psychopaths.

Except the girls, of course. They're too 'mild' for behavior like that. In the future, the army is apparently full of kids barely older than six, up to age twelve.

To be trained for a war that, as far as I could tell from the point I got to, was already won. Writing The writing was atrocious. Card switches from third person perspective to first person constantly. The first person switches are for the character's 'thoughts', but the words aren't italicized or anything so you can never tell. To me, that's a sign of bad writing.

If you can't stick with one kind of perspective, than you should go back to those non-existent creative writing classes. Plot Towards the middle of the book, the plot started to seriously drag and get outright ridiculous. Valentine and Peter start planning to 'take over the world' by writing fucking debate columns.

Not only is the whole 'let's rule the world' concept highly overused, it's poorly planned out. It's randomly thrown into the story like, "Okay, we need more villains and more things happening, so let's make the ten year old girl and twelve year old murderous boy try to take over the world!

Then, switching back to Ender, who is now nine years old and a commander of his own kid army, we have our main character turning into the bullying idiots that bullied him in the beginning of the book. Has he learned nothing? Oh sure, it makes the kids 'better soldiers'. They're not even seven years old, they are not fucking soldiers. The whole story is a fucked up version of a 'kid military' which is run by controlling adults who don't want the war to end so they can remain in power. It got so tedious and irritating that I decided to give up on it.

I'm not going to waste my time with a book written by a sexist, homophobic, dickwad. I'm not even going to see the movie, which is a real shame because I love Asa Butterfield.

View all comments. Oct 01, Ruchita rated it did not like it Shelves: I really did. It's a wonder that even after more than halfway into the book, I still clung on to the foolishly optimistic notion that the book would somehow redeem itself.

That it would end up justifying the tedious, repetitive, drearily dull chapters I trundled through over the course of several days which is unusual, since I'm generally a fast reader. It pains me to say it, as a hardcore fangirl of science fiction, that one of sci-fi's most beloved and highly regarded novels did not do it for me. Actually, that is understating it.

While I'm at it, I'll just duck and blurt it out: I loathed Ender's Game. Deep breaths. Let that sink in. Let the hate flow through you. Good, strike me down I am unarmed. Now let's get to it. Was it because the expectations I had in my mind were unreasonably high and thus were responsible for ruining the book for me?

No way. I make no bones about the fact that Ender's Game, regardless of the respect and popularity it commands in sci-fi circles, is an inherently bad novel. Why, though, you might ask. Why such vitriol for the book? Here you are, then. It didn't take me long to realise that after I was past Ender's arrival at the Battle School, every - literally every chapter thereon until his return to Earth - was more or less the same thing.

Battle games, beating the shit out of kids, battle games, switching back and forth to Armies, battle games. It was so repetitive that I was exhausted at the end of every.

Page after page after page of six year old, seven year old, eight year old Ender and his buddies zooming about in ships trying to freeze one another's socks off. There are no personalities.

There are no motivations. You never learn anything about the characters except that they are the good guys or the bad guys. Ender is brilliant at everything. Not once. Bernard, Stilson and Co. They're evil baddies cause dey r jealuz of ender's brilliance omg!!! That's it. No background, no depth, no internal conflicts. No motivation. Words cannot express how two-dimensional and woefully lacking in personality the characters are.

What the heck was that all about? I appreciate Card's prescience about the 'Nets' and blogging before it was around, but come on, this is pushing it a bit too far. How, I beg you, how are we supposed to take the idea that a pair of kids end up taking the world by posting in online forums and blogging? As if we people of the internet didn't have enough delusions of grandeur already. I had to wait for the last 20 pages to get information that was of any worth to the story at all. I'm talking about Mazer's Rackham explaning view spoiler [the buggger's communications system hide spoiler ] to Ender.

As for the 'twist ending': I honestly, and I mean, honestly did not find that riveting. It was predictable and, worse, did not justify all that I had to read to make my way to the end. It was hard to feel for Ender. I say this as a high-school nerd in my own day, as the reviled and hated and made-fun-of socially awkward kid who wanted to be good at whatever they did.

But that doesn't make me any more sympathetic to Ender. Honestly, I fail to see what's so great about Ender anyway.

I am so infuriated at Card for this. Apart from Ender's claim to intelligence which is never completely explained, by the way there is nothing, NOTHING, that is worth justifying him as the protagonist of one of scifi's supposedly best books ever. Yes, he loves his sister Valentine.

Yes, he doesn't want to hurt people. Yes, he goes ahead and does it anyway.

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Again and again. Uhm, major wtf there. I had such hopes for this book. Not impossibly high or anything. At the very least, I had expected to like it, you know? I remember, as I worked my way past chapters 4,5,7,10, I expected it to get better. I expected myself to be mistaken at the initial dissatisfaction, then incredulity, then mild annoyance and then a string of sad sighs and resignation to dislike.

Alas, I wasn't mistaken. I felt betrayed. I thought this book was right up there with those 'kindred ones', you know? The sort of books you can come back to again and again.

Instead, what I got was a bad plotline, progressively unrealistic plot developments, and a cast of flat, lifeless, unpleasant characters to boot. Ender's Game, how I wish I had loved you. Why did you forsake me thus. Jul 15, Hollie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This was the first book I picked up and read all the way through in one sitting.

Technically, it's not a difficult read but conceptually it's rich and engaging. They call us children and they treat us like mice. It's about intelligent children. Not miniature adults- their motivations, understanding, and some-times naivete clearly mark them as children. But at the same time their intell This was the first book I picked up and read all the way through in one sitting. But at the same time their intelligence and inner strength define them clearly as people.

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Their personalities are fully developed, even if their bodies are not. The book is about war. About leadership.

And about the qualities that make some one a powerful or admirable individual not always the same thing. In this book children are both kind and cruel to each other as only children know how to be. It is not an easy book for anyone who understands childhood to be a happy time of innocence. Even still, the characters retain a certain amount of innocence. The questions posed by the war, by the handling of the war, are relevant today, as they were when the book was written, and as they have been since the dawning of the atomic age.

Foremost is the question of what makes someone or something a monster. It is an easy read, but not always a comfortable one. I'd recommend this book for intelligent children. The sort that resent being talked down to and treated like kids.

Here is a book that does not talk down to them, but understands and empathizes with them. Also I recommend it for adults who used to be that kind of child, even if science fiction is not your usual interest. More pure science fiction fans will find it interesting, as will those who enjoy exploring the philosophies of human nature and war. This book sets out to make you think. View all 42 comments. Nov 06, Mark Lawrence rated it it was amazing. I read this story quite a while back with no special expectations.

Like most books I read it just happened to be lying around the house. I read it, was hugely entertained, and went on to read three or four of the sequels.

I've heard since all manner of 'stuff' about the author but what's true and what isn't I don't know and I'm not here to critique the man behind the keyboard. All I can do is report on the contents of the book and those I can thoroughly recommend you check out. The main character, I read this story quite a while back with no special expectations. The main character, Ender Wiggin, through whose eyes we see the story unfold, is a child genius. Ender's story is told because he is very far from ordinary.

OSC employs a bunch of fairly standard story-telling tricks. Our hero is underestimated at every turn, he exceeds expectations, we know he's got it in him and we're frustrated by the stoopid people who just won't see it. However, OSC manages to bake an irresistable cake using those standard ingredients and once he starts sprinkling on originality as well, you've just got to eat it all.

This is sci-fi, not hard sci-fi, not soft sci-fi It has a slightly old school EE Doc Smith feel to it, and you expect someone to pull out a monkey-wrench whenever the computer starts smoking, but none of that worried me. Given the date it was written there's some quite prescient stuff about the internet here, although shall we say Additionally the inclusion of female and Muslim characters whilst not front and centre was fairly progressive for not ground breaking but certainly ahead of the curve.

This is actually a book with good messages for the time about equality, and one which poses interesting philosophical questions about what happens with races with orthogonal thought processes come into contact, and how far one can or should go in such situations.

There definitely is some characterisation going on. We're not talking Asimov's Foundation here where brilliant ideas invite you to forgive cardboard characters. The people here are decently drawn and Ender has his own angst involving genius psychopathic siblings that is quite engaging. However, it's the stuff that goes on that drives the story.

The war games in preparation for battling the aliens, the unfortunately named 'Buggers'. These war games and Ender's brilliance in overcoming increasingly dire odds are a major theme and I loved them. And then there's the twist. I'll say no more on that except that I was too engaged with the story to see it coming, and when it hit me It doesn't work for everyone but it did for me! I have now seen the film - which I enjoyed. The film skips a lot that's important to the book, but I found it entertaining.

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To view it, click here. I checked out site and can surely see why I wanted to give it a shot. Talk about a cult following of people absolutely smitten with it. I suppose this book could be some kind of manifesto for misfit nerds who waste their life playing video games or a source of legitimacy for motivating tired Marines sick of drilling The book rambles on infinitely about the boy genius Ender and his laser tag in a zero gravity vacuum.

I also suppose we could kid ourselves into thinking the novel brings to light the necessity of Machiavellianism in conflict or maybe we could discuss the pathetic New Age garbage the book ended with as our annoying protagonist spreads some half crocked neo-religion amongst space colonies in which you love the enemy you are forced to annihilate.

Some sort of cryptic Latter Day Saints plug by the Mormon author? First of all, like even the best science fiction, the characters were one dimensional card board cut outs. This starts with the dorky, self absorbed protagonist Ender himself.

I can deal with this problem if the plot is cool enough ala Dune. Dune, too, often times dealt with children geniuses, however it was explained and made sense in the story. We have no idea why Ender and the other children of which Speaking of children, did any of you guys pick up any sort of creepy pedophile vibe in this book? How many times were we told of naked little boys? Why were there references to their tiny patches of pubic hair?

Why did Ender have to have his big fight naked while lathered with soap in the shower? And the corny Ebonics that the children randomly spoke in?

The third rate and minuscule insight we were given about the geopolitical conditions on Earth were terribly dated. The Warsaw Pact dominated by Russia? What a cheap rip of Orwell.

Of course, Ender is never beaten at anything he does. I suppose we are to be awed by his victories but, strangely, his greatest triumph was his stoic willingness to use some sort of super weapon to destroy an enemy wholesale via exploding an entire planet. On the cover of my book, it suggests this book is appropriate for 10 year olds. What could a child get out this book? May 26, J. Keely rated it liked it Shelves: I was savaged by a miniature poodle the other day--wait--no, someone protested my review of The Giver the other day.

If you have any pent-up rage from that college lit teacher who forced you to think about books, be sure to stop by and spew some incoherent vitriol--my reviews are now a socially acceptable site of catharsis for the insecure. In any case, one of them made the argument that children need new versions of great books that are stupider, because children are just stupid versions of norm I was savaged by a miniature poodle the other day--wait--no, someone protested my review of The Giver the other day.

In any case, one of them made the argument that children need new versions of great books that are stupider, because children are just stupid versions of normal people. Coincidentally, in my review of Alice In Wonderland , I happen to put forth my own philosophy regarding children's books.

In short: However, if someone were to say that this book were a childrenized version of Starship Troopers, I wouldn't sic a poodle on them. Also, both authors have their heads up their asses and there must be a pretty good echo in there since they keep yelling their hearts out about one personal opinion or another.

However, Orson Scott Card doesn't get into his pointless author surrogate diatribes until the second book in this series, so we may enjoy the first one uninterrupted. So it's a pretty good book for children, and like romeo and Juliet, it's easy to see the appeal: But more than that, it's not a bad book in general, so I guess I don't have to bother defining it as dumbed-down, or 'for kids'. Then again, a lot of grown-ups seem like they need their books dumbed-down.

I'm pretty sure when it comes to stupid versions of things, adults have the monopoly. View all 67 comments. Jan 11, Alexander rated it it was ok. I read this novel because it was often the favorite novel of students of mine, and I wanted to understand why.

I should mention that I love science fiction, and have read it avidly since I was barely more than a child. I'm not by any means some kind of anti-sci-fi snob.

The first thing that bothered me is that the novel sets adults against gifted children in a way that strikes me as bizarre. Adults are essentially evil but teachers especially. The children are inherently excellent, capable of hel I read this novel because it was often the favorite novel of students of mine, and I wanted to understand why.

The children are inherently excellent, capable of helping each other in trying to figure out just what the adults are hiding, which is, in this case, a vast and secret war they are tricking the children into fighting for them. This was perhaps the hardest to believe of all the things thrown at the reader, and interestingly, it is hidden from you until the very end, though you can guess at it before then.

What disturbed me the most is that the writing is terriblefar too much happens internally, inside the character's head--it's an emo space opera, basically--and one of the most interesting events of the book is nearly buried and the presentation of it is rushed, because it is near the end.

There are many points in the battle scenes where it is impossible to understand what's happening. And the penultimate plot event, where it's revealed all of the games were not.. But the novel was overdetermined, things happening only because the writer wants them too and not because they feel inevitable, and so too many of the arrows point in the same direction. By the time Ender meets Mazer, his final teacher, my eyes rolled back into my head at the implausibility of it all.

And it's worth mentioning the thing no one prepared me for was the bizarre homoerotic subtext built into the book as well, a subtext that is sometimes just a plain old supertext, on display, right beside how women in this novel are to be loved distantly and kept from real knowledge, and turned against themselves, so they can then be used to compel others.

It creeped me out and I'm gay. I'm also a former 'gifted child', and was tested and poked and pushed, all of these things, made to study computer programming when I didn't want to, and I made myself fail out of their program to get away from them. But I found no commonality with the gifted children here, not as I have in other stories about gifted children, say, like Salinger's Glass family.

Also, these kids are all jerks. I do hand it to Card for the ideas in the novel: It's in here, well before anyone was doing it, and it Also the idea of an institution that runs on the manipulation of its populace into a distant war with an implacable foe, as a way of controlling people. And a society that has no privacy at all, not even in dreams.

This novel does offer a dark picture of what life is like under these terms. Also, the idea of how a hive-mind would think differently, without language, and the complications of communicating with someone like that, that's brilliant also.

I wish it had been revised--that the battle scenes were clearer, that the movement of the novel's action, the way the 'buggers' are in a race to try and communicate with Ender before he kills them, that this were more obvious to the reader, and not a surprise whipped out at the end, so that it could have lent tension to the scenes of the games and manipulation, which were only boring.

And Ender's decision, to be the Speaker for the Dead, that struck me cold, because in the end, the buggers were only trying to do what everyone else in his life were doing to him: The novel contains a rant against style at the beginning, added by Card, called 'literary tricks' by him.

I think the most interesting thing about it is that given the millions sold, it is proof that story matters more than style, even as convoluted and badly formed as this one is. In the end what matters is the questions the novel raises and the implications of the questions, and that the novel really is about something at its core, behind all of the badly rendered fight scenes.

I admire style, don't get me wrong. I love it. But it would appear you can get by without it. View all 57 comments. Jan 14, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 11 comments. Aug 13, John Wiswell rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Hardcore sci fi fans. This is a novel that blows past conventional ideas like "disbelief. Thanks to this plan, we are treated to a gaggle of super-intelligent children who seldom appear particularly clever in fact many behave with adult maturity rather than abnormal intellect and achieve greatness not through a This is a novel that blows past conventional ideas like "disbelief.

Thanks to this plan, we are treated to a gaggle of super-intelligent children who seldom appear particularly clever in fact many behave with adult maturity rather than abnormal intellect and achieve greatness not through any great effort that we follow rather you'll read recaps of their successful efforts , but because the author wants them to achieve these things.

In this, the definitive edition of Ender's Game , there is almost nothing earned within the plot. It's a decent story, but for a book with so many events there is very little consequence or risk, and the character development is so linear and stale. That last quality is particularly cloying considering that, prodigies or not, most of the characters are children and at least one of them should develop in an unexpected way.

Instead the unexpected developments we get are humorlessly absurd, like two prodigies fooling the world with a fake op-ed column that earns them political power.

The ending is predictable and deliberately anti-climactic, robbing the novel of its one true punch. The trade-off is, instead of getting the thing the book was building to, you get the opportunity for sequels and spin-offs. If you liked the infallible, mostly emotionless and paper-thin protagonist, then that's a good thing.

If you were hoping to have the hours you put into the book validated with some real emotion at the end, well, neither this author's definitive edition nor any other is going to help you. View all 28 comments. Mar 09, Lyn rated it really liked it. This was a really good book. On its surface it is a great story about a young boy who goes through tremendous struggles.

On another level it is a brilliant psychological character study and an observation of group dynamics. On still another level it was an intelligent allegory for violence and bellicosity in ourselves and our society.

There is a listopia list that calls this the best science fiction novel. Mmmmm, maybe. I can see why someone would say so. I have heard where military organization This was a really good book.

I have heard where military organizations have assigned this for cadet reading. It is very good, certainly high in the running and on a short list of best ever. I will read more by Card and may read more of the Ender series.

View all 32 comments. Jun 25, Stella Chen rated it it was amazing Shelves: If I fail my exams this week, I blame this book. Ah Ender's Game, how you have sat on my bookshelf for over a year before I got to you. You have been so nicely received by the sci-fi community so why did I put you off? My stupidity aside, I hope you guys will still consider this 5-star review to be credible and valid. I'll list off the pros and cons to this novel and you can decide.

An adorable main character. Ender Andrew Wiggins was a breath of fresh air from the strong heroine of YA literature. Being a 6 year old at the beginning of the novel, I was completely caught off guard by his maturity and how sneaky he was. The tactics used in the Game. The reason the Hunger Games was interesting to me were solely due to the tactics Katniss used to stay alive, Well, guess what?

Ender Wiggins just pretty much kick this Katniss chick's butt. Oh the perceptive of Valentine and Peter was also very fascinating. The political backdrop highlighted by Demosthenes and Locke was very refreshing for a science student like me.

Now, I shall move on to the cons: The lack of romance. Haha, just kidding. I am glad the focus was on Ender and his growth to his maximum potential. The lack of romantic development is one of the best thing about this novel. I find romance takes away from such a masterpiece. Just to be clear, there are no cons to this book. I am just a fool who never listen to others' opinions and it often comes back to bite me in the rear.

Joke's on me, I suppose. Mar 11, Kyle Nakamura rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Kyle by: This has to be, hands down, one of the best science fiction books written. Ender's Game is set in a disarmingly straightfoward sci-fi setting: The story centers on a young boy who is drafted into an all-consuming military training program at the age of 6.

The program he's inducted into seeks to forge a new generation of military commanders out of gifted children, a This has to be, hands down, one of the best science fiction books written.

The program he's inducted into seeks to forge a new generation of military commanders out of gifted children, and it's sole purpose is to break them at any cost, until they finally discover someone who can't be broken. What follows is an emotionally complex and at times painfully familiar story of children struggling to accept their inner demons.

Ender in particular is cursed with a brutal combination of profound empathy for others, and an overwhelming survival instinct that drives him to win no matter what the cost.

It is this combination of gifts that may make him the commander the fleet needs in it's war against the alien invaders, but only if Ender can find a way to survive the burden of understanding his enemy so thoroughly that he can no longer see them as "the other," but as a reflection of himself.

The story is fast-paced, and Card's signature style of simple, plain language and streamlined descriptiveness serves to bring the characters front and center at all times. This book is infused with a very real sense of psychological and spiritual dislocation, and treats it's young protagonists as fully realized, intelligent, 3 dimensional characters struggling with very adult questions.

Card's other signature: The conflicts between characters are made all the more powerful by the almost total lack of mystery: This book is thought provoking, emotionally complex, and ethically challenging.

It's a powerful examination of conflict and violence, military necessity, family roles, and the ways in which we use the idea of "the other" to justify all manner of savagery. View all 7 comments. I decided to read the novel basically because the incoming film adaptation it was "incoming" at the moment that I read the book and I wanted to read the original book before of watching the film. I am aware of the controversial opinions about sensitive social subjects, but I want to keep that out of this and only commenting about my impressions about the book itself.

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