The Hunger Games

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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:27 am

Movie. I need copies of the books, too. I read rwhen's copies. :D
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby rwhen » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:25 am

Iris, this summer as I am doing the garage sale thing, I will look for the books for you!! Promise.

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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:23 am

:hug:

I'm looking too. If I find them, I'll let you know. :D
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby rwhen » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:53 am

email me your address AGAIN please.


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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:15 am

Done.

I so rarely buy books new anymore. I did buy a Jeff Shaara book recently, but that was because he was there to sign it. There's maybe 3 authors I regularly buy new anymore.
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby Melwa » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:17 pm

I pretty much only buy new books when I have gift money. :whistle:
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby Gohan » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:02 pm

The book was better than the movie
but this series is different than LOTR

LOTR the books and films were both great :o
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby Melwa » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:12 pm

I just found The Hunger Games (book) at a different library booksale - five dollars! Image Well, the price tag said 4, but I think I handed her a five and she didn't check the tag. Oh, well. Five is still a good buy, even if it is expensive by garage sale standards.
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Re: The Hunger Games

Postby heliona » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:05 pm

So, I've read the three books, after having seen the three films.

I think I preferred the films to the books. I'm not sure. I liked the books, but I felt that they lacked depth. I think it was the first person, present tense that let it down for me. I felt like the books could have delved a bit deeper into the emotion of the people. The fact that Katniss is quite frankly a bit of an idiot when it comes to how other people feel means that we don't get to know, either. I think that a usual, third person narration would have helped with that. (And it is that that makes me prefer the films, I think.) The subject was good, but it didn't get me upset or thinking about it that much. Again, I think it's the fact that it's from Katniss' point of view all the time. I felt like more could have been written about it. Perhaps it is because it's a YA book that the subjects aren't explored deeply.

Gale was meant to be very handsome - it's mentioned more than once in the books. Since I read the books after having seen the films, I don't really have the same issue with regards how you all who read the books first imagined the characters. I feel that Gale was under-represented in the books, and Peeta didn't come across really well for me, either in the books or the films. His strength doesn't shine through, for me, he's a bit wimpy for some of it. Naive, occasionally. The "romance" between Katniss and Gale and Katniss and Peeta just wasn't there for me in the books at all. I could believe that Gale and Peeta had feelings, but Katniss? No. And the ending was pretty dissatisfying, too. Again, that's partly to do with the first person POV.

I feel like there could have been so much more to these books. Don't get me wrong, I raced through reading them - they were a pageturner. And I welled up at the same bit you, did, Rose (the bit with Buttercup).

I think my favourite characters were Finnick and Haymitch.

I haven't read 1984 yet (it's on my list!) or Ender's Game - but I think I may prefer them in terms of a dystopian story.
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