The Hunger Games

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.

 

 

 

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Author: Barry OGorman

Barry O'Gorman is an independent business and IT consultant, based in Dublin, Ireland.

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