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.”
every day a citizen got a loaf of bread and a ticket to the circus.
which generally involved death.
Death for prisoners.
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