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A Few Chapters In | Ender's Game
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) - Orson Scott Card

On the brink of Chapter 7. We were introduced to the games, which means we're moving on from character development and diving quickly into the battlefield. Greg and I are reading this together (it is one of his favourite books) and the last chapter was my turn to read aloud. I cannot help but be underwhelmed by the lack of imagination in Card's prose. The story is clearly a great invention, and the ways in which he described Ender's first experience without gravity had potential. It's reminiscent of the glossy action movies that have tremendous plot and a fine-tuned architect navigating the vibrant story. But, thus far, the prose is lacking. There have been hints at Card's potential, but as it stands everything Ender suffers through is documented quite literally. Perhaps there is just no room for poetry in Battle School. 

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