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How good of a book is "Ender's Game"?

I just think its interesting how these TED conversation resemble what I imagined the online forums that peter and valentine wiggin wrote on to be. This also reflects on the importance of having this platform to expedite intellectual progress.

  • Oct 5 2012: I love the series, though I will say that Children of the Mind (fourth book in the Ender series) was weird as hell. But still it's a great read with a lot of incredible ideas. I will say though that I hate the fact that people always misinterpret the book as a pro-media effects argument against games and their realism in terms of depictions of war when it's more criticizing the fact real life war is becoming further removed from reality and more game-like, for example drone warfare.
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    Oct 2 2012: I have not read Enders Game, but over the last decade or so I have been involved at various times with three middle schools, and all three assign Enders Game to students in eighth grade English class.

    This suggests to me that the book must raise interesting ideas, at least for that age group, and that it is easy to read.
  • Oct 2 2012: David: Yes

    James: Yes I am because and I have read it, Im curious to see what the TED community thought of it and its value.
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      Oct 2 2012: By David's words: "Very... Very good"

      I haven't read Ender's Game sequels, but I have read Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon and Shadow Puppets. I dunno, I guess I just like Bean more cuz he's an interesting character.
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    Oct 1 2012: Very... Very good.
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    Oct 1 2012: Wait are you asking how good the book is even though it sounds like you already read it? lol