Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Hunger Games

So, the Little Boy and the Wife have both been reading a trilogy called the Hunger Games. The Wife has not been unable to put it down for two straights weeks; she just finished the third. At their insistence I took the first book - The Hunger Games - on the plane with me to Chicago -- and I was unable to put it down. I have about 20 pages to go which I will knock off tonight. I'm not really sure how to describe this. The reviews on Amazon, which you can read here, articulate what it is all about pretty well. A review I read today calls it a satire on reality TV and war. I think the satire might be lost on a teen but it kind of makes sense.

It is pretty violent - more so than I'd like for the Little Boy - but man is it captivating.

Anyone else out there read any of these (I presume you can't stop at one)? Neil, which one are you on? If you are in the market for a fun, incredibly difficult to put down book that you can easily knock off in a weekend, this is the one, without question.


neil s. said...

Just finished #2 - in less then 24 hours - and am waiting for the bookstore to open to get #3. completely addictive. I agree though, am very surprised this level of violence is marketed to young readers.

So who plays Katniss in the movie???

foodmomiac said...

Read all three. Will probably let Dylan read them sooner than later.

Ems said...

I'm on the second, Mom's on the third, Dad's on the first. It's my favorite book!