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Icetalavista
02-12-2012, 03:24 AM
(sorry if there's another thread, but I looked 10 pages in and didn't see one so here goes)

I just inhaled the first book in this 3-book series and I am hooked. Un-put-downable. Author Suzanne Collins has the ability to make this reader, at least, care desperately about the sympathetic characters in the book - especially the heroine.

I looked at the trailer for the movie and it doesn't look bad. The author had a hand in adopting it.

I also love that Scholastic published this book. I'll bet other publishers are banging their collective heads and saying 'gees, Harry Potter and now this.'

Any other Hunger Games fans out there?

michiruwater
02-12-2012, 03:47 AM
I cried when I saw the trailer, I was so excited and it looked so good.

I mean, it can still be terrible when I see it, but when I read that Jennifer Lawrence was cast I got goosebumps. She's just terrific and was the perfect choice.

I loved the books. Even halfway through the first one I was a little irritated by some of her grammatical issues, but then somewhere along the rest of it I became absolutely hooked. The love triangle was stupid, granted. I think Gale could have just not been in any of the books and they would have been fine. He didn't really have a point and I never cared the slightest about him like I did about Peeta.

But, basically, yes. Huge fan.

Skittl1321
02-12-2012, 03:56 AM
I read the three books last weekend- they were good, but very quick reads. Wish there were more books since the whole series can be read in a day if that's all you do.

I don't think I'll see the movies though- the book describes things so well it would ruin it for me to see an interpretation of a costume that wasnt the same as mine. And I don't really imagine the deaths vividly, and don't want to see that many of them on screen- I don't usually do violent.

I'm glad I read them- I was so annoyed by some of the writing on the first page I almost quit- but it got much better.

rfisher
02-12-2012, 03:56 AM
You must not read the book threads. :lol:

BigB08822
02-12-2012, 04:31 AM
LMAO, I keep waiting for book 3 comments. Come on, you know you want to do it. :watch:

PrincessLeppard
02-12-2012, 04:32 AM
I hate Peeta. Not as much as I hate the third book, but, yeah.

I'm excited to see the movie, though. :watch:

ChelleC
02-12-2012, 05:01 AM
I'm trying to read the first one right now. I didn't manage to read it when I borrowed it from the library last fall, so a friend let me borrow it on kindle. So far, I'm not liking it too much, but I'm only about 3 chapters in.

rfisher
02-12-2012, 05:02 AM
I'm trying to read the first one right now. I didn't manage to read it when I borrowed it from the library last fall, so a friend let me borrow it on kindle. So far, I'm not liking it too much, but I'm only about 3 chapters in.

Just skip to Book Three. :saint:

Spareoom
02-12-2012, 05:03 AM
Aww, why do you hate Peeta? That kid was MESSED UP in the third book. Katniss was too, actually...hard to blame either of them for their actions.

I thought the third book was not easy, fun to read or the type of conclusion that we all hoped the series would get. But honestly, when you think about the premise of the series, did you really think they were going to get a happily ever after?

As someone who has had family members deeply affected by PSTD, I found Suzanne Collin's personal take on it very real and moving. Sure, Mockingjay wasn't the type of story we wanted, but it was very realistic in that it was like, "This is what happens to real soldiers every single day.". It's life, it happens. And the fact that the ending did leave that little glimmer of hope, I thought was really touching.

So yeah, it was a bit of a shock at first (the third book) but overall I thought it was a very fitting conclusion to the series.

Can't wait for the movie; I'll be there at midnight, yadda yadda yadda. ;)

iarispiralllyof
02-12-2012, 05:19 AM
As a fan of Battle Royale I feel incredibly upset over this entire thing. And it's going to be huge I know, it has a big impressive cast filled with up and comers from Hollywood and a huge Hollywood budget

Ugh.

Marge_Simpson
02-12-2012, 05:55 AM
I've posted about the books in the book thread, but I'll recap here: I think all 3 books are brilliant. I've seen the trailer online and thought it looked pretty good; but several weeks ago I saw it in a movie theatre and thought it looked awesome.

oleada
02-12-2012, 06:18 AM
I've posted about the books in the book thread, but I'll recap here: I think all 3 books are brilliant. I've seen the trailer online and thought it looked pretty good; but several weeks ago I saw it in a movie theatre and thought it looked awesome.

:cheer:

I think the series is really great. I enjoyed all three books (:P to rfisher and PL), but the first two the most. I can't wait to the movie. A coworker and I plan to go see it at midnight.

rfisher
02-12-2012, 06:20 AM
It's not our fault you people can't appreciate true literature. :drama: We've done our best to enlighten, but alas.

I'll probably see the movie. I won't be there at midnight. It's not Harry Potter afterall.

moojja
02-12-2012, 06:22 AM
As a fan of Battle Royale I feel incredibly upset over this entire thing. And it's going to be huge I know, it has a big impressive cast filled with up and comers from Hollywood and a huge Hollywood budget

Ugh.

Why? What's the story behind Battle Royale?

Marge_Simpson
02-12-2012, 06:27 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Royale