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Ù Read î Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card Ð Not sure if this was my third or fourth read of Ender s Shadow Couldn t believe I had never reviewed it or some of the other Ender books I reread this year So I really enjoyed this book, which is a parallel novel of Ender s Game And if you re wondering, I would be on Team Bean I prefer the Ender sequels, but Bean s story of Battleschool and the war with the Formics is compelling than Ender s version in my opinion That said, Ender s Shadow, Ender s Game and the Ender s Game Series are well worth the read Even though the protagonists are very young especially Bean , this novel connects lots of issues with good storytelling.
Welcome To BattleschoolGrowing Up Is Never Easy But Try Living On The Mean Streets As A Child Begging For Food And Fighting Like A Dog With Ruthless Gangs Of Starving Kids Who Wouldn T Hesitate To Pound Your Skull Into Pulp For A Scrap Of Apple If Bean Has Learned Anything On The Streets, It S How To Survive And Not With Fists He Is Way Too Small For That But With BrainsBean Is A Genius With A Magician S Ability To Zero In On His Enemy And Exploit His WeaknessWhat Better Quality For A Future General To Lead The Earth In A Final Climactic Battle Against A Hostile Alien Race, Known As Buggers At Battleschool Bean Meets And Befriends Another Future Commander Ender Wiggins Perhaps His Only True RivalOnly One Problem For Bean And Ender, The Future Is Now Ender S Shadow Is The Book That Launched The Shadow Series, And The Parallel Novel To Orson Scott Card S Science Fiction Classic, Ender S Game dac nu ar fi coperta asta care pe mine m ngroze te, a spune ca e perfect.
Publicat la treisprezece ani dup Jocul lui Ender , Umbra lui Ender urm re te evolu ia lui Bean, unul dintre personajele ini ial secundare ale aventurii lui Ender Orfan, mult prea firav pentru v rsta sa i f r s i cunoasc prea mult trecutul, Bean reu e te s supravie uiasc n iadul str zilor din Rotterdam datorit inteligen ei sale Abilit ile lui neobi nuite atrag aten ia sorei Carlotta care l recomand Flotei Interna ionale, deschiz ndu i astfel drumul spre coala de Lupt Evolu ia stilistic a lui Orson Scott Card este fascinant , mi se pare uluitor modul n care acesta reu e te s i captiveze cititorului printr o poveste al c rei deznod m nt e deja cunoscut Pe l ng surprinz toarea origine a 4.
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5 stars Okay, now don t turn away thinking that this book is just a re telling of the story of Ender s Game from the perspective of the character of Bean Not at all This is not simply OSC cashing in on the success of the Ender Series This is a completely different novel and there is little to no overlap in the actual events of Ender s Game It simply takes place at the same time as those events The purpose of this story is two fold First, we get to really know Bean who turns out to be a character as gifted as Ender and whose life story is absolutely fascinating Growing up poor and homeless on the streets in Amsterdam, Bean difficult early childhood is used as the backdrop to explore the Earth of Ender s Game and provide much greater detail of the socio political economic environment I love that kind of stuff so I was in h Not sure if this was my third or fourth read of Ender s Shadow Couldn t believe I had never reviewed it or some of the other Ender books I reread this year So I really enjoyed this book, which is a parallel novel of Ender s Game And if you re wondering, I would be on Team Bean I prefer the Ender sequels, but Bean s story of Battleschool and the war with the Formics is compelling than Ender s version in my opinion That said, Ender s Shadow, Ender s Game and the Ender s Game Series are well worth the read Even though the protagonists are very young especially Bean , this novel connects lots of issues with good storytelling.
Very impressed with how good this was I count myself in the party that there shouldn t have been anything past Ender s Game like The Matrix and most any sequels Hollywood makes nowadays , but I have to admit this was great.
As a parallel novel to Orson Scott Card s classic Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow follows Bean, the kid Ender treats like the teachers treated him.
While hesitant to pick this up, I had heard that the Shadow series is better than the original quartet, but I couldn t get away from the feeling that it would pretty much be the same book I m glad I was wrong.
The first quarter or so of the book takes us from Beans upbringing in the slums of Rotterdam as he barely survives on the streets through the child gangs and bullying to his discovery and entry into Battle School.
Already, Ender s Shadow is completely different from Ender s Game Bean has obviously survived because of his i Very impressed with how good this was I count myself in the party that there shouldn t have been anything past Ender s Game like The Matrix and most any sequels Hollywood makes nowadays , but I have to admit this was great.
As a parallel novel to Orson Scott Card s classic Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow follows Bean, the kid Ender treats like the teachers treated him.
While hesitant to pick this up, I had heard that the Shadow series is better than the original quartet, but I couldn t get away from the feeling that it would pretty much be the same book I m glad I was wrong.
The first quarter or so of the book takes us from Beans upbringing in the slums of Rotterdam as he barely survives on the streets through the child gangs and bullying to his discovery and entry into Battle School.
Already, Ender s Shadow is completely different from Ender s Game Bean has obviously survived because of his i When I read a description of a book summing it up as a retelling of a story from a different perspective, I groan internally and my interest wanes slightly.
Ender s Shadow follows those exact lines We switch from Ender s perspective to Bean s, the brilliant dwarf child who serves under his command.
What shocked me the most was how much I preferred Bean s perspective Ender grew up with a loving family and had a generally conventional outlook for a genius Bean functions as a direct contradiction, having grown up in squalor with no family, a tiny body, and a brain capable of cutting through almost anything.
Bean spends most of the novel slicing through the world of the Battle school at angles that give him vastly information and awareness of the world than End I personally found that I enjoyed Ender s Shadow than Ender s Game Perhaps because I found Bean, as a character, relatable in how he analyzes and views people and the world in general He also felt real as a character in that he is awkward and clueless and greatly flawed.
The pacing for this book is a little less smooth in comparison to Ender s Game The plot, on the other hand, is a little better as you have a greater insight into the background workings of Ender s success Graff and other characters come to life in a greater degree and have personality and air time So too does Petra.
Over all, I enjoyed this book.
While Ender s Game taught me that reading is fun, Ender s shadow is my favorite book and series in the Ender Universe Ender may be the hero the universe needed but Bean is the most powerful weapon the universe had The down and dirty story of an orphan child who had to learn to survive on his own at the age of four and looked on the world in contempt is just the hero I needed to re introduce myself to Card s work.
I read this book back when I worked at Barnes and Noble and would sneak reads behind the cash register when the store was slow would get most of my reading done on breaks and lunch I didn t particularly feel guilty either because most of the time I was never relieved for my breaks anyway Bean decisive This is the simplified version of Ender s Game for the kiddie set that can t handle rich characters with moral ambiguity, moral introspection, and character growth.
Card does great work teaching people how to re imagine stories from different viewpoints and with different motivations in his workshops It s a shame that he didn t demonstrate it here.
Instead, we get Bean a great character in the original story as a classic Mary Sue, a wish fulfillment character with all of Ender s skill but none of his angst or growth around it Even the adults who spend the first book walking a delicate line trying to save Ender from their own work fall down at Bean s feet and beg him to save them from their own inadequacies.
The one limitation he has, and I m not kidd March 2010Previously Ender s GameEnder Wiggin, hero of Earth, did not defeat the Buggers Formics single handedly He had help Soldiers, followers, people in the background, unimportant characters whose own stories didn t really need to be told, you know where I m going with this, etc etc One of these soldiers, Bean, was smaller than Ender, younger than Ender, infinitely smarter than Enderand not nearly as interesting.
But that didn t stop Orson Scott Card, so here we go Bean, an orphan living on the streets of Rotterdam, catches the attention of Sister Carlotta, a compassionate nun on the lookout for potential soldiers in the war against the Buggers Formics Bean is incredibly intelligent despite his age and lac This book made me wish I could forget that I had ever read Ender s Game.
Not because it was necessarily a better book though it is longer but because the two books offer different views of the same events from two distinctly different perspectives Ender Wiggin is brilliant and empathetic, a boy torn apart by his own doubts and fears and driven to greatness by a government that sees him simply as a means to an end It is only his ability to understand and come to love those around him that gets him through his trials, endure his isolation, and which ultimately allows him to put together the team that defeats the Buggers Ender seems to be human than human, and not in that ironic Blade Runner sort of way, but in a way which makes us want to see him succeed and do well.
Bean, on the other hand, is about as different from Ender as it s possible to get He s introduced in Ender s Game as a fo dac nu ar fi coperta asta care pe mine m ngroze te, a spune ca e perfect.
Publicat la treisprezece ani dup Jocul lui Ender , Umbra lui Ender urm re te evolu ia lui Bean, unul dintre personajele ini ial secundare ale aventurii lui Ender Orfan, mult prea firav pentru v rsta sa i f r s i cunoasc prea mult trecutul, Bean reu e te s supravie uiasc n iadul str zilor din Rotterdam datorit inteligen ei sale Abilit ile lui neobi nuite atrag aten ia sorei Carlotta care l recomand Flotei Interna ionale, deschiz ndu i astfel drumul spre coala de Lupt Evolu ia stilistic a lui Orson Scott Card este fascinant , mi se pare uluitor modul n care acesta reu e te s i captiveze cititorului printr o poveste al c rei deznod m nt e deja cunoscut Pe l ng surprinz toarea origine a

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