June 19th, 2008

LadyHawke

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I enjoyed Ender's Game. If I really let myself think about the premise, I would be very disturbed, but I am good at ignoring such things. And I really wanted to know what would happen. Of course, 36 year old me had a good idea what the observers really meant, but I can utterly believe that 12 year old Ender didn't.

Speaker for the Dead made me think even more. But I found it interesting that one of the concepts directly opposes Star Trek's Prime Directive. I will likely be thinking about that off and on for quite some time to come.


But Xenocide I am having some trouble with. For one thing, I feel like I am missing a whole volume of the story. For another, I am not sure what story is being told. It's just kind of ...odd. All of it, really. There's no part I can point to and say 'well, that part's not odd'. If I were reading, rather than listen, I think I would have abandoned it, I am failing so utterly to click with it.

Edit: Spoilers in the comments. Not that that should matter, as the book are so old.
LadyHawke

Sleepy

and I got no excuses. I went to bed around 10:30, which is typical. But, instead of waking around 5:15 for no good goram reason, I woke at 4:30 for no good goram reason. :( Maybe that's it.


Or maybe I need breakfast.
LadyHawke

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Okay.... And Xenocide ended oddly, too. If it weren't for the afterward by OSC saying that Children of the Mind is literally the second half, I would be pretty upset about now.