Tuesday, March 5, 2013
there is almost nothing in "speaker" of what made me enjoy "ender" so much. no battle school (no battle of any kind, actually), no urgent save-the-world tension to the plot; ender is still a lonely genius but is all but drowned out by the rest of the cast. in fact, he doesn't act or sound like the ender i knew from the first book until the last act of this one, which is a shame. there's a lot of pretty cool concepts in "speaker," but what i really wanted was more of the tortured boy genius. oh well, i guess i'll be reading the synopses of the rest of the series on wikipedia.
at 10:24 AM