This was the first book I've read by A. Lee Martinez - and I was hooked. It was funny (right up there with Tom Holt), irreverent, and a fast fun ride. Other books by this author had higher reviews, but this one just caught my interest. And I'm glad I started with it because I enjoyed it so much I went straight to his highest rated book (Gil's All Fright Diner) next and was very disappointed in comparison, and may not have given the author another chance had I read Diner first. But because of Divine Misfortune I'm willing to try a third.
The book was engaging, and on the surface can be enjoyed as a simple sci-fi story, but could also lead to stimulating political and ethical conversations. I enjoyed it on both levels and have thoroughly enjoyed the debates I have had with family about whether what was done to Ender was 'right'. I would recommend reading it with a friend or two, just so you can talk about it during and after.
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