The Hunger Games (Book)
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:12 pm
Re: The Hunger Games (Book)
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:13 am
I wanted to scribble in a follow-up post about what I thought about Catching Fire and Mockingjay, now that I've finished those as well.
Individually, Catching Fire is pretty good and Mockingjay is annoying. In a lot of ways, I think CF is actually a superior book to THG. I won't give away plot details, but there's some really innovative stuff in there. Much more creative in certain aspects than the parallel aspects in THG. The subplot behind the book is predictable, but the main plot is very interesting. Mockingjay...not so much. I found this whole book to be mostly predictable and not particularly interesting. The way things are laid out is probably the Correct way given what's came before, but it isn't the most interesting way or necessarily the best way.
Having read all three, I'd say that if you like YA things, they are definitely worth a look. I think they provide some very fertile ground for movies, so I expect that the upcoming bout with that media source will be very cool.