With the movie releasing in just a couple of weeks I figured it was about time I sat down and read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. In the past couple of years I've grown to become a bigger fan of the Science Fiction genre and from what I understand Ender's Game is a staple. So needless to say with the movie coming, and recommendations coming at me from all angles, I jumped into the novel.
My favorite piece of any sci-fi/fantasy novel is a great setting. I love when an author is able to build a world and invite you in. Unfortunately for me Ender's Game is a novel that has a fantastic story but never spends enough time building the world around it. Ender's Game is a quick read, and spends little time building the characters around Ender.
You can sympathize with his character but its hard to relate. There is so many different locations that Ender goes to that it would have been nice to learn more about the other characters that are either helping or using Ender. I would have loved to have spent more time on Earth with his brother and sister.
All in all I enjoyed Ender's Game and am glad I read it but for me it didn't live up to the hype that surrounds it.