August’s book club read:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
To save mankind, they need a hero, but are they creating a monster?
(Adapted from his website)
Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University. He is the author of a number of science fiction and contemporary fantasy novels for young adults.
‘I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one. Or at least as close as we’re going to get.’
‘That’s what you said about the brother.’
‘The brother tested out impossible. For other reasons. Nothing to do with his ability.’
I know absolutely nothing about this story but the clues the cover and blurb give me. There is certainly something interesting about the front cover of my edition of the book (the book was written thirty years ago, there must be dozens of editions by now) – it is sinister, the boy’s eyes so empty and cold. Who are those men in the background? Soldiers? Clones? Are they with him or against him? So many questions!
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