Just finished listening to ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins (downloaded via www.audio.co.uk). The book it reminded me of was WIlliam Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’.
I did not think it was nearly as good a book. But I thought it created some of the same uneasiness/ tension about behaviour of young people in extraordinary situations.
I thought the plot was weak, the characterisation very limited and all in all found the book very disappointing – given the hype. But perhaps that is the issue – the hype has taken over. I look forward to watching the movie – but am not very optimistic.