Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ender's Game

The one most influental book I've ever read in my life is definitely "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. I was around 12 when I got it from Ursa (Finland's biggest amateur astronomy association) as a freebie since I bought so many other books from their bookshop. I've read it countless of times after that and I still find new aspects every time I read it. It's also always makes me cry.

Some time ago I found out that they are doing a movie out of the book - a thing I've been waiting and afraid of for abour 20 years now. There's been comic series available for some time now, and even if I'm not terribly fancying the idea (the book is pretty much perfect in its own account), I ended up buying the collections for "Ender's Game" and "Ender's Shadow" (a parallel novel Card wrote 14 years after the original Ender). From these two the latter is better. In the "Shadow" the people actually look different and it's clearer to read then the "Game". The "Game" also falls short in several pretty important plot twists (e.g. Locke and Demosthenes is completely left out). The reason why I love the book so much is the deepness in the characters, especially Ender, naturally. That doesn't come that much out in the comics, but I guess it's not needed in such entertainment.

Here's a picture from the novels as well as my copy of Ender. The movie will be interesting, this book is one of those things that is impossible to film, because 6-years-old kids with IQs of 170 is hard to find. But I'll see the film nevertheless.

Ender's Game comics

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