1185 – White Winter

OK, that’s what I talked about in the last entry, the view from my study this morning. This was another day spent at home, relaxing, playing games, finishing Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel “Ender’s Game”, winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards,

The book didn’t impress me all that much. When it came out in 1985, it was criticized for the way it excused violence, but in the end it is not much more than a mix of Potter in space and Full Metal Jacket. In a way.

It’s not a bad book. It’s only not great. Still, I liked it well enough that I give the author another chance: I’ll continue with the sequel, “Speaker for the Dead”. Maybe the whole is more than the first part 🙂

The Song of the Day is “White Winter Hymnal” from the 2008 self titled Fleet Foxes debut album. Great song, see the video on YouTube.

4 thoughts on “1185 – White Winter”

  1. I also thought “what’s the big deal?” after reading Ender’s Game. I was not willing to carry on in the series. I’d be interested to know if they get any better…

  2. I liked Ender’s Game a lot more than you did (one of my all time favorite books) but I think Speaker for the Dead was my favoirite of the series. Xenocide (3rd in the series) was very good as well.


  3. Your snowy scene looks very cold, but like the clouds are clearing and the sun will be out.

    Ender’s Game – well, I think I struggled through 2-3 of Card’s books in that series, but didn’t feel motivated to continue with the rest. In 1985 perhaps it won the awards because there was nothing better published that year?

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