Tag Archives: Hunger Games

Book Review: The Hunger Games Companion

The Hunger Games Companion:  The Unauthorized Guide To The Series, by Lois H. Gresh Although all of the movies and books of this series have come out and we may not see any future books from this series [1], this … Continue reading

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Writing, Like Killing, Is Always Personal

[Note: This film contains spoilers for the movie Mockingjay: Part Two.] In one of the many memorable conversations in Mockingjay: Part Two [1], Katniss Everdeen, played skillfully by Jennifer Lawrence, is talking to longtime friend Gale about killing, and Gale … Continue reading

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Show Them What It Costs To Be Friends With Katniss Everdeen

[Note: This entry contains spoilers and plot details from Mockingjay, Part I.] When I first read this book, I did not sleep that night, because the book so vividly portrayed the PTSD that Katniss suffers as a result of her … Continue reading

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Remember Who The Real Enemy Is

Catching Fire was not a particularly easy book to read [1] and it ended abruptly. The movie itself hit many of the high notes of the book itself, capturing the lying and deception of Katniss and Peeta, along with the … Continue reading

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Panem Et Circenses

[Note: This post contains film spoilers for “The Hunger Games.” You have been warned.] The only cinema in town showing “The Hunger Games” in English is the Central Airport Plaza, and I was a bit concerned that it was too … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games Trilogy And The Perils Of Adaptation

While reading an article today from Io9 about why The Hunger Games is better than Twilight, I thought about the reasons why I found the Hunger Games Trilogy [1] [2] [3] to be so unpleasant to read as the novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mockingjay

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay is the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, and closes it in an ominous and highly unpleasant way. The book itself is, as could be expected the chronicle of successful resistance to the corrupt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire, By Suzanne Collins If you are an astute reader of The Hunger Games [1], then at least a few of the plot lines of Catching Fire will be very straightforward and easy to understand.  The defiance of Katniss … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins **Warning: Spoilers Below** Wow. This is an awesome and impressive novel with both compelling plot and characterization as well as a very ominous connection with history and myth. It should make an impressive movie, … Continue reading

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