The Killing Fields of Tomorrow – The Hunger Games The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games While it is true that most people today pay little attention to books in favor of watching movies, there is a certain truth that remains for both forms of entertainment: they are filled with formulaic and cliché products. Just like in any business, whenever a product becomes extremely popular, it calls for a variety of knock-offs and spin-offs, all for the purpose of milking the cow. As a result however, truly talented writers and directors are being overshadowed by what makes money. If you have taken a look recently at the book market then chances are that the majority of works you ran into happened to be something that would pass as a cheap soap opera. Luckily however, out of all this mess a few still manage to stand out, and one of them sure as heck is Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy. The story behind The Hunger Games is somewhat similar to Battle Royale, for those who have either read or seen it. The story takes place in Panem, which is built on the ruins of North America. Panem is divided into twelve districts, and when they all failed to conquer the Capitol, they were forced to sign somewhat unconventional terms of surrender. Every year, each district has to send a boy and a girl to appear on the televised event called “The Hunger Games”. As you can probably already imagine, these games pit the contestants against each other in a fight to the death. The story follows a sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives with her mother and sisters. She has been selected to represent her district in these games, and that is basically where the story takes off. As word of warning: the books is quite brutal, cruel and violent at times… not recommended for those who are simply looking for a light read to entertain themselves.
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set
While there are certainly a lot of books and movies out there, you end up remembering only those that marked you in some way, that affected you deeply and perhaps even changed you. Let me tell you, this book had precisely that effect on me. It managed to convey the feeling of terror, hate and desperation which not only the protagonist has to deal with, but pretty much everyone affected by these “Hunger Games”. If you want to give this book a shot, I highly recommend that you do seeing as how you can obtain it at a 40% discount right here, at the sweet price of $5.39… not bad for one of the deepest and most touching books on the market.
The Hunger Games
Published on Jan 9, 2012
The story behind The Hunger Games is somewhat similar to Battle Royale, for those who have either read or seen it. The story takes place i...