The Hunger Games trilogy

The Hunger Games (#1) was pretty interesting. Written in a way that I was so easily absorbed and lost in their world. That I almost missed my stop and took great efforts to put down the book and get on with my daily life.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), on its own, wouldn’t really make much sense but still a page turner if you had read #1.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), awesome.

All three together, absolutely brilliant. If I didn’t get all three books at one go, it is pretty unlikely that I’ll read the second one and then of course the third. The first book set the foundation of the trilogy right, made you glad that she got throught it.The second book, like reality, seeks to tell you that everything is inter linked and not on its own. As life would have it, happy endings do happen, just for that moment, before you realize that there’s more too come. Catching Fire also thickens the plot ensuring that you do read the third. And the third delivered an ending as most would expected but in a riveting way. Again, didn’t quite like the endings. There’s just something about endings that bug me.

I had initially expected each book to tell a story on its own but the three books make up, actually, just one story. Its really more like Harry Potter, The Deathly Hallows being split into 2 movies rather than each telling a story on its own.

Really, worth reading. Our society is very much alike theirs, in a different and more subtle context.

The games are of course barbaric, just like the gladiators whom are being force to kill or be killed for the entertainment of the King in ancient Rome. Have we evolved to become a civilized society like we claim to be? Are we really?

Or are we still barbaric in our ways? Only this time, we put our education to good use and with decorated words, we disguise our barbaric acts and claim to be civilize.

And I should really be doing my French homework now =P

Looking forward to the movie which will be out in March 2012! Okay. Just watched the trailer. I think I like it better in my head, but still, am gonna watch the movie when its out! =D

“If I’m gonna die, I wanna still be me”

3 thoughts on “The Hunger Games trilogy”

  1. I’m reading “Catching Fire” right now and I’m finding my attention wandering. What made Katniss so interesting and smart and brave in “The Hunger Games” seems to have evaporated in this book–she comes off as whiney and clueless and bratty (especially when it comes to the guys). I mean, I know she has A LOT going on, but I guess I’m missing that toughness she displayed so naturally in the first book.
    In any case, I’m going to keep reading. I think the writing is of high quality and the world is thoroughly imagined and conceived. I am writing my own novel and posting the chapters on my blog, so I find Suzanne Collins to be quite an inspiration!
    Thanks for your blog. I look forward to following it.
    Sincerely,
    Alice Blunt

    1. I agree! Honestly I didn’t find the plot that good but there’s just something that compels me to go on and when read together, it feels right. I guess, similar to reality, when you’re first faced with adversity, you’ll be full of energy and perhaps positivity to take it on but when it hits you one after another, you start growing weary and dependent on others to encourage and pull you through?

      Wow. You’re writing a novel. I’m definitely gonna check it out 🙂

      1. It’s funny…just as I wrote you this, the book picked up (when Katniss and Peeta get sent back to the Arena) so I’m back into it!

        If you get a chance to check out the novel, I’d love to hear what you think–it’s called VERA and it’s a supernatural satire that takes place in NYC and Maine about a girl who discovers a hidden, dangerous power…it’s about a lot of other things too; it’s meant to be entertaining and funny and, well, violent.
        More soon…
        AB

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