To watch the peculiar life of Ender Wiggin unfold, is to bear witness to an extraordinary tale. There are moments that necessitate a gasp or an exclamation. My emotions were tethered to this prodigy, this very human child. It was as if I was not reading one of the most spectacular words of fiction to ever cross my imagination, but an actual account of a life lived. Not lived -past tense- but "lived", future tense, as a beacon, a shimmer, a warning.
If you've not read this book, you're in for a treat. It's one of the best stories I've ever read. My view of "story" has been altered. There are precious few books that can do that. Kudos to you, Mr. Card, for broadening my horizons and deepening my appreciation for a well crafted story. And for making me realize how much work I have ahead of me.
What cool, new books have YOU read?
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