I read the books and enjoyed them for the most part, especially the satire on politics and on our culture's obsession with seeing people suffer and act horribly on reality TV. However I had one BIG qualm with Collins' writing style:
In I think all 3 books, she jumps right over the climactic occurrences and has Katniss relate to us after the fact. It completely ruins the emotional impact of the story! I'm thinking particularly of the second book where Katniss awakens in the rebels' hovercraft and narrates to us that the game master was in cahoots with Haymitch to get people out of the arena. Think how much more stunning it would be if we could actually see the scene of Katniss hearing this for the first time and getting her reaction. I'm pretty sure she does a similar thing in book 3, though I read it too long ago to remember exactly.
The movie trailer looks awesome. I can't wait to see it. I got chills at that overhead shot of the train and the music swelling up. Casting Lenny Kravitz as Cinna is GENIUS.