Originally Posted by Rain Man
I read this book, but I never quite understood why it was so well regarded. I think there are better scifi books out there.
Give me a movie version of Lucifer's Hammer by Niven and Pournelle, for example. Now that would be a movie.
Whenever it comes to any text there will always be an impossibility of reaching a consensus of what is "good", "great", or "better". One of the reasons why I think Ender's Game
was so well received is because it transcends the genre of science fiction. It's not as artfully written as Neuromancer
, but I think the themes present within EG
allow for a level of discussion and analysis that many pieces of popular fiction don't.
I've actually taught it in an American Lit course in the past.