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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I read this book for the first time when the craze was only just beginning. The book had been out and about in the world for a couple years, but I daresay it only really caught on with the release of Mockingjay. Not to say it wasn’t popular… it just wasn’t a worldwide phenomenon. But I digress. I chose specifically to read this book again after the release of the movie because I spent far too many of the Harry Potter movies griping over every little missing piece that I forgot to enjoy the movie in and of itself. But […]

Posted May 2, 2012 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters

Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters

Dealing with death in books is difficult.  Some characters are “expendable” and so as both readers and writers, we move quickly away from them.  Other, more important characters, need a moment of dwelling, and sometimes as readers, we need a moment to mourn.  It’s not as simple as putting the book down and walking away for a moment – as readers, we want that closure as we read.  This death cannot be in vain. Watching the Hunger Games recently has brought to mind the deaths of characters who demise was essential to the story, but still heartbreaking for the reader.  […]

Posted April 4, 2012 in Thoughts // 0 Comments //
From Book to Film:  The Hunger Games

From Book to Film: The Hunger Games

Last weekend, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games opened, and was a blockbuster by Sunday night.  Its weekend revenues are third only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and The Dark Knight.  And, oh yeah, it’s the highest grossing opening weekend ever for a non-sequel. Wow. I read the Hunger Games trilogy last year, and like most the people I know, I was floored by it.  It was something different, something fresh.  It was dystopian, it was action, it was sci-fi, it had a strong female protagonist, and it had (almost) absolutely no romance in it.  To call […]

Posted March 28, 2012 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Inspiration.

Inspiration.

I just finished Mockingjay a couple of nights ago, even though rightfully I should have been doing homework instead of plowing my way through one of the most impressive series I’ve ever read.  I could fill this post with spoilers, but I’m not going to; I’d rather have people actually go read the trilogy.  I’ve actually been pushing it in the general direction of a lot of people.  Most of these people – to their own loss – have been ignoring me. The writing style really struck me as I read the trilogy.  At first, I didn’t like it.  It […]

Posted September 20, 2010 in Reading // 0 Comments //