– Ben Martens

Ender’s Game

The Ender’s Game movie launched this weekend. I’m excited to see it (probably at home after it comes out on disc) so I can’t tell you if the movie is any good or not. But the book? The book is fantastic. This is probably my favorite book of all time. There’s always the debate about whether you should read the book or watch the movie first. Both have their merits and I’ve done both. There’s no argument for this one though. You really need to read the book first. Why? Well I can’t tell you for the same reason you shouldn’t watch the movie first. I guess the only case where you should ever watch the movie first is if you have absolutely zero intention of ever reading the book.

If you enjoy the book, the next three books in the series form a trilogy and are good. I think there are 9 or 10 total books in the series and I feel like they kind of dwindle as you go. But if you’re reading by book 7 or 8, you’re probably so engrossed in Ender’s universe that you don’t care too much.