Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reading: The Hunger Games

A friend told me that I would really enjoy this book—since a guilty pleasure of mine is the Twilight series—so she lent it to me. It's called The Hunger Games, it's been out since 2008, and the critics (including Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer) love it.

I read it in a single night, which means two things:
  1. It's a very easy read, written in common, everyday English without a lot of rhetoric devices, which tease the senses but slow down the reading.
  2. It has all the same qualities that make Twilight attractive—two guys, one (kinda stupid, yet determined) girl; a situation that is just unique enough that most of us don't feel as if it's the same old, same old; and a dark side. It is, however, less gushy with zero over-the-top adoration and more killing. Yes, definitely more killing.
I'll be the first to admit that I do enjoy "bad" books—as long as I'm entertained, I'll like it. So, don't expect this book to change your life, but if you're looking for something that will keep you warm on a wintery evening (because, you know, it gets SO COLD here in AZ), this is definitely the book for you.

It's the first in a three-part series and I'm still deciding if I want to wait until my friend finishes the second book or if I want to go get it from the library...decisions, decisions...

Oh, and—they're making it a movie. I showed the trailer to my husband and even he wants to see it, though he wasn't anxious to admit it. For your viewing pleasure:

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