Happy Monday! Met with a group of book bloggers and writers this weekend, and as usually happens we got to chatting about…books. Go figure, eh? One discussion was about The Hunger Games, series. As of the discussion I had not read these books. Oh the series has been on my TBR pile for months, but it was never one that made it to the top…until that is Sunday. I got home from our meeting and decided “Oh all right”. So I grabbed my kindle, downloaded The Hunger games, and did not put the kindle down until I had to go to sleep. I read while the big game was playing (Boo!), and I read while doing laundry, and I read when I was supposed to be writing. I have to say the story and the writing is extremely compelling.
The first section reminded me of the old horror story “The Lottery” by S. Jackson. I had to read that book in Jr. High (yes, this was a while ago). “The Lottery” wigged me out as a kid, due to the shear idea of keeping the population down by killing off so many a year. The Hunger Games takes it one step further and a bit more morbid. Instead of just killing them off, fast and easy, they actually make the selected people participate in a game to kill or be killed. The last one standing lives. Wow, what an idea. The kicker? The participates in the game are between the ages of 12-18. It’s not even adults, it the children.
So far I have to say, book one in the series: very good read. Worth the money and the time.
Do you ever see other book in stories you are reading? Do you ever think….didn’t I just read this? I usually hate that, as I get bored with the same people, the same plots, the same story.
Interested? Here are links to the books discussed above:The Lottery
The Hunger Games