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Why I'm not going to see Ender's Game

I'm not going to see Ender's Game because I read Speaker for the Dead.

Reading that, I realized Orson Scott Card isn't actually a very good author and I was pretty turned off from everything associated with him. This happened in about 1988, so his later political lunacy has nothing to do with it.

His one good novel was spoiled by his next one and I have no interest in getting back into his world or work.

That by not going I am tacitly making a statement about my despite of the author and what he stands for is entirely unintentional good fortune.

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cdk
Oct. 30th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
For my part, I suspect that Ender's Game was spoiled by the fact that I read it when I was an adult who was pretty much happy with his life. Perhaps if I had read it at a time when I desperately hoped that just by being smart enough, I could somehow end the bullying I was experiencing, then it would have been easier to overlook the terrifying moral framework the book espouses.
fetteredwolf
Nov. 2nd, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
I am entirely with you on this. I even read another book to see if Speaker for the Dead was a fluke. Nope, just terrible writer.
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