Who has read The Hunger Games?

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    Aug 02, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    It's one of the best books I've ever read. Who here has read it and what do you think of it?
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    I read all 3 in a week. Good read
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    It wasn't awful. That's about it.

    And I didn't like the last book because it felt like the author was shoving down her views on war down my throat.
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    I've read it, it's not exactly literally genius but good nonetheless.
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    I thought that it was very well written given it's intended audience.
  • Aodhan

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    Aug 02, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    I loved them, but they are quite teeny. Also depressing but at least its not like twilight icon_lol.gif
  • in_this_corne...

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    Aug 03, 2013 12:31 AM GMT
    Book 1 - Flew through
    Book 2 - Got through it
    Book 3 - Put down after about 20%, never finished.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 03, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    It was ok, interesting premise.
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    Aug 03, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    Read "The Handmaid's Tale." icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    I did, all 3 before the movie came out. #1 is amazing, #2 & 3 are tepid rehashes of #1. And as always the book was wayyyyyyyyy better than the movie.
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    Aug 03, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidI did, all 3 before the movie came out. #1 is amazing, #2 & 3 are tepid rehashes of #1. And as always the book was wayyyyyyyyy better than the movie.


    I agree with you. I think I read the first book in about a day - a lot of fun. The second was pretty much a repeat of the first, though it was fun and I breezed through it as well. The third one was actually pretty dull. I didn't buy the idea that a bunch of teenagers would be that involved in a military invasion.
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    Aug 03, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
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    bhp91126 saidI did, all 3 before the movie came out. #1 is amazing, #2 & 3 are tepid rehashes of #1. And as always the book was wayyyyyyyyy better than the movie.


    I agree with you. I think I read the first book in about a day - a lot of fun. The second was pretty much a repeat of the first, though it was fun and I breezed through it as well. The third one was actually pretty dull. I didn't buy the idea that a bunch of teenagers would be that involved in a military invasion.



    Which part of the story do you mean?
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    Aug 03, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    book 1 - good
    book 2 - okay
    book 3 - disappointment
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    Aug 03, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    I loved them!
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    Aug 03, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    I have, just the 1st and 2nd only though.

    They are pretty good books taking in count aspects such as originality and flow of the story, they are not obviously super clever literal work, but I don't believe that using fancy words and complicated stories mark the difference between a good or a bad book.

    If you liked the story and ended up wanting to read more like that, then that's a good book.
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    Aug 03, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    Does anyone think it was sad that when Katniss get locked in the room, she lost hope for people and she said that everyone was better off if they were dead and nothing ever changes. I really felt sad for her and I almost had tears in my eyes
  • stratavos

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    Aug 03, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    Great book series. Has a surprising level of staying power, and I'll probably read them again in about a year. Don't forget that each book is an in the story year.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
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    bhp91126 saidI did, all 3 before the movie came out. #1 is amazing, #2 & 3 are tepid rehashes of #1. And as always the book was wayyyyyyyyy better than the movie.


    I agree with you. I think I read the first book in about a day - a lot of fun. The second was pretty much a repeat of the first, though it was fun and I breezed through it as well. The third one was actually pretty dull. I didn't buy the idea that a bunch of teenagers would be that involved in a military invasion.


    Agreed! I'm sure they'll change the screenplay of the 3rd movie to make it more interesting.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidRead "The Handmaid's Tale." icon_eek.gif


    Great book! It helps that it wasn't written for teenagers too.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    I guess I'm the only one who liked book 3. Oh well.
  • BryUSC88

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    Aug 03, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    "I didn't buy the idea that a bunch of teenagers would be that involved in a military invasion."

    What??? You apparently didn't see Red Dawn. icon_smile.gif

    I read all 3 Hunger Games books, and loved them. I realize they're not literary classics, but I read to have fun...and these books were a lot of fun.

    "I guess I'm the only one who liked book 3. Oh well."

    No you're not. I liked it a lot.
  • musicdude

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    Aug 03, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    i read all three in about 5 days. although i loved the concept, the action and what it makes you think about, it reads too much like a movie and i was left somewhat unfulfilled
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    Aug 03, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    It was an entertaining, easy read. Not great literature in my opinion but entertaining nonetheless.
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    Aug 03, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    TheQuest saidI guess I'm the only one who liked book 3. Oh well.


    I don't know if I would say that I didn't like it - it was an enjoyable read. For me it just dragged in the first half, during the period when they are in the underground bunker. The book got much more interesting when the squad was breaking into the capitol. I have a feeling when the movie is made, that section will be the focus of much of the movie.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for books that are similar?

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    Aug 03, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Erik101Agreed! I'm sure they'll change the screenplay of the 3rd movie to make it more interesting.


    They are making 2 movies out of book three... *shakes head*