Enjoyed Ender’s Game

I am probably the only self-identified nerd who hadn’t read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card long ago. I finally read it on Saturday and enjoyed it. It isn’t a trivial read – it deals with complex issues and is intentionally told from positions where the reader doesn’t have all the information. It is a fun challenge to figure things out as we go along. There are several intriguing and thought provoking elements to the story arc that made it impossible to put down once I started.

I read the Kindle eBook version and it was the nicest eBook I’ve seen. It has good formatting and layout, unlike many eBooks I’ve read. I also didn’t catch any obvious typos or other problems, an issue that often detracts from many eBooks.

Overall, Ender’s Game is a fun book to read and is joy to read, because it is a well implemented eBook.

Note: I am not making any money from the above link to Amazon.com – it is for convenience only.

New eBooks category

While my site was initially about games I like (or don’t like), I am going to broaden it a little and occasionally write about eBooks I enjoy and, perhaps, about the poor state of eBook publishing in general.

My comments in this category will be about the eBook edition of various books, so my comments may or may not apply to the dead tree version of the books.

I do most of my reading on a barely functioning Kindle DX (yes, Amazon’s quality isn’t as good as it should be) and an iPad. I tend to buy eBooks from Amazon because they will work on both Kindle and iPad, though I have bought some books for nook, reading them on the iPad, and of course Apple’s iBooks store.

Most of the books I read are Science Fiction and Fantasy, though it kills me when bookstores, like Amazon, combine the two into one category. Since when did spaceships and black holes have anything to do with dragons or ring wraiths? They are not the same genre of books, and while some people are fans of both, I’m willing to bet that most readers do not want the two mixed together in the store.