Next meeting Sat 22nd Feb

The next meeting is on Saturday 22nd Feb at 14:00 in the Chester Library Meeting Room on the first floor.

The book we’ll be discussing is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

Ender’s Game wasn’t Card’s first book, but it was the first of his books to achieve mainstream success. It’s reasonably free of Card’s later and controversial views on society, though even the briefest reading will convince you that Card is no bleeding heart liberal. I’ve seen the book described as young adult literature. I’m not sure I’d go along with that, though it’s an accessible and easy read.

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15 thoughts on “Next meeting Sat 22nd Feb

  1. The DVD is released on March 10th

    The insectoid protaganists have been renamed as “Formics” to avoid ‘Family Friendly’ audience sensibilities… MIsunderstandings?

    ‘Colloquisims’, eh?

    • It’s a fair representation of the book…

      There are a few ‘tweaks’ and omissions, given its running time, that’s fair enough.

      A strong cast and excellent visuals/CGI make this an enjoyable 109 minutes worth of time spent. = Good.

      ‘Give it a go?’

  2. Just finished it.

    it covers a lot of bases, then?

    Sibling rivalry, the duplicity of Adults,”for the greater good”. Genocide, forgiveness and redemption, etc…

    A little uncertain, at first, it grew on me by the end…: = good.

    • Old books like A Case of Conscience (published 1958) are always going to be difficult to get unless they’ve been made into a blockbuster film that supports sales. Actually I’ve just looked on Amazon and there aren’t even any cheap second hand available.

      I’ll have a look to see if I have a hard copy (I’ll be reading the ebook). If anyone wants to borrow one of my spare tablets to read the book shout now.

  3. DADOES? in Cheshire = 5 Copies.

    A Case Of Conscience:

    Paper copy 2nd hander’s are listed on Amazon as US imports. e-book obviously more available.

    Got my copy sorted.

    Maybe through Waterstone’s..,etc?

    • Maybe throw a few newer titles into the mix for May, onwards? As well as “Classics & Golden Age’ers”? (Ease of availability?)

  4. It’s a fair representation of the book…

    There are a few ‘tweaks’ and omissions, given its running time, that’s fair enough.

    A strong cast and excellent visuals/CGI make this an enjoyable 109 minutes worth of time spent. = Good.

    ‘Give it a go?’

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