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The Sci-fi and Fantasy Book Club Message Board › Ender's Game is apparently pornographic!

Ender's Game is apparently pornographic!

Andrew S.
user 4609439
Manassas, VA
Post #: 3
Ender's Game is "Pornography"

This is a review of Ender's Game (by Orson Scott Card) that I found some time ago floating about the Internet. I thought folks might be interested/baffled/enraged by the argument.

In other news, at least on parent agrees with the review: Ender’s Game: Good Sci-Fi, But Porn? :)
A former member
Post #: 284
If Ender's Game is porn, that review was self-congratulatory masturbation of the highest order.

In fact, I think he missed the point that Ender's Game does not lapse into unintended allegory, it IS an allegory and a morality play. All the things he complains about are exactly what makes it strong - it's Card taking heroic actions to their logical extremes to reveal their absurdities. EG is almost in the genre of tragic satire.

He does make some good points but an aggregaton of good points do not a cohesive argument make, and his vitriol turned me against him personally even as I tried to see his point of view. It's that vitriol that is ultimately pornographic, as his review builds each time toward its inevitable cathartic vicious release - for himself, the needy blogger. It's verbal violence as pornographic release.

And as you notice, I did it too. It's inevitable.

And here's the final question: could he do better?
Bob G.
user 11048660
Springfield, VA
Post #: 14
That blogger is so full of himself it's pathetic. Just check out his page here and you will know everything you need to know about this uber narcissist.

If he thinks that's pornography, he really has a warped mind. Does he also think a sneeze is a terrorist plot?
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