Books 12, 13, 14: The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

It took me less than a week to go through these. It has been a long time since I’ve been so absorbed by a book it took me less than twelve hours to read it. Less than forty eight total hours spent on it. So yes, they were very good.

Kaitness Everdeen is not the sort of character that most readers sympathize with off the bat. But when she volunteers to die for her little sister, everything changes. Her life, the life of Peeta, her fellow tribute, and both of their families.

I seriously think that when Suzanne Collins sat down to write these she had Ancient Rome, and Star Wars in her head. To be honest, I love that about these so much. You have to get towards the end before you realize what’s happened, and where I’m getting the stuff about Ancient Rome from.

It’s caused me to think, like all good books do. And when I think about it, I only really have one thing.

“Don’t let a loaf of bread and a ticket to the circus be enough to trade your freedom for.”

Ancient Rome

every day a citizen got a loaf of bread and a ticket to the circus.

which generally involved death.

Death for prisoners.

Slaves

People unfortunate enough to be born in the wrong country

A full belly and entertainment kept thousands of people pacified.

What we love is what will ensnare us, and when that happens you’ll be lucky to watch the show.

We’re not doomed to this. But we’re getting closer and closer. Think of Reality TV, we love to watch people, and we love to watch people with problems. We willfully opt for ignorance because its easier.

 

That really doesn’t have anything specifically to do with the book, it’s just a tangent it set off for me, it’s one of my causes. Why opt for ignorance when you can have intelligence and

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One thought on “Books 12, 13, 14: The Hunger Games Trilogy

  1. David says:

    “Don’t let a loaf of bread and a ticket to the circus be enough to trade your freedom for.”

    “Ancient Rome

    every day a citizen got a loaf of bread and a ticket to the circus.

    which generally involved death.

    Death for prisoners.

    Slaves

    People unfortunate enough to be born in the wrong country

    A full belly and entertainment kept thousands of people pacified.

    What we love is what will ensnare us, and when that happens you’ll be lucky to watch the show.”

    This totally reminded me of an Anime I watched a while back called Deadman Wonderland, about a kid who was wrongly accused of brutally murdering his entire class just because they had no other evidence to prove otherwise. He ends up getting sent to a prison camp, where in order to live, one must first flirt with death. I definitely recommend this 13 episode series to anyone, as long as you can tolerate some blood and violence. Check it out!

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