The Hunger Games

Thoughts on the Hunger Games Movie

No, not Catching Fire—I haven’t seen that one yet. It actually took me a long time to be even a little interested in seeing The Hunger Games. I loved the book, but am historically disappointed in movies adapted from books. I know, I know, different mediums, different artists—but it’s very hard for me to separate the…

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Allegiant – Veronica Roth

So, this was my reaction upon finishing Allegiant: No no no no no No no no no no no no NO NO NO NO NO ARRRRRRRGGHHHHHH I thought maybe a few days would go by and I wouldn’t hate it so much, but not so. I still hate the ending. I invested far too much…

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The Passage – Justin Cronin

A twist on both the vampire and zombie fads, The Passage is a story of human genius quickly gone awry; of a manufactured virus that does not kill those it infects, but rather transforms them into something inhumanly powerful, incredibly bloodthirsty—and immortal. It only took one night for the world to change forever, and now…

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Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent is the sequel to Divergent, Veronica Roth’s first novel. There are going to be a heck of a lot of spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t read it, you should do that before reading this review!

Divergent – Veronica Roth

I’ve been hearing about this book for a while. I’d heard it was the next Hunger Games—in the words of my friend Nicole, it has a “female protagonist who kicks ass, dystopian society [that] is split up into different specialties, war”—so definitely very similar. But I’d venture to say it was even better than The…

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

I bought this book sometime over the summer, probably because I had it confused somehow with On The Road by Jack Kerouac (which is on The List). Oops. I do things like that a lot. Oh well. Anyway, the book’s premise is pretty simple: a father and son (always referred to as “the man” and…

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Let me just say that while I knew what I was getting into regarding the length of this book, I had very little clue as to what the book was actually about. I knew about the “immortal query” of “Who is John Galt?” and that someone had said he would “stop the motor of the…

The Running Man – Stephen King

Continuing with my post-apocalyptic phase, we have The Running Man, by Stephen King. The year is about 2025. Mankind has pretty much polluted the earth to within an inch of its life, and the gap between the rich and the poor has grown to enormous proportions. The Free-Vee reigns supreme as pretty much the only…

#649: Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

I’ve wanted to read Brave New World for a while; unfortunately, the first time I attempted to buy it, I actually bought Brave New World Revisited by accident. Yeah, you can say it, I’m dumb. But I finally managed to buy Brave New World for real a few weeks ago, and finished it a few…

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay is the final book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. There’s no way I can write about it without revealing at least SOME spoilers, so if you haven’t read it yet, as with my review of Catching Fire, go read it and then come back and read this. It’ll only take you…

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Since the first book, The Hunger Games, ended on a cliffhanger, I was desperate to read this book—but when I realized that the sequels weren’t out in paperback yet (they still aren’t, as far as I know), my OCD kicked in and I refused…

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is yet another recommendation from Nicole. It’s a young adult book, so I was somewhat skeptical (Twilight is young adult, after all) but from what I had heard, from Nicole and others, it was worth a read. So when I saw it in BC’s bookstore last week, I bought it. The Hunger…