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Old 07-14-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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The Hunger Games

Anyone read these books?

I know they are essentially 'Twilight' Jr. but I actually enjoyed them. Very easy reading, obviously, but the story and imagery in the text was very good. I'm also curious how Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss in the upcoming movie. She is so incredibly hot.
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    I have read these on my wife's recommendation. They were pretty good. Nothing spectacular by any means, but I think if the movies are done well this could be a case of the movies being better than the books.

    I hope they don't go over the top with making Katniss really hot (except in the parts of the books where she gets all dolled up). She needs to have that "sexy underneath the tomboy exterior" quality. Any other approach would ruin her character.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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    I agree. I think they'll dirty her up but I worry she will still look too hot. because... she is fucking hot.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 08:47 AM   #4
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    Woody Harrelson as Haymitch is going to be awesome too.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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    Re: The Hunger Games

    I'm halfway through the third one right now. Definitely enjoyable. Probably not the best book series I've read, but I've had more trouble putting them down than any book I've read in the past 4 or 5 years.

    Harrelson as Haymitch and Lawrence as Katniss is perfect casting.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #6
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    The second book wasn't as good. The third one is very good but the ending is a bit stale, IMO. I like her writing style though. No bullshit fluff... she just gets right to the action. I supposed that's designed for the 13 years old the books are intended for but I like it.

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    Old 07-14-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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    I agree with just about everyone here. I breezed through the books - couldn't stop reading. I also found the ending a bit stale, however, and I came away from the series with kind just a "meh" shrug. Probably won't read them again, but interested in seeing how the movie goes.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #8
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    I read this thread title as The Hangover Games.

    I was like oh shit I gotta learn some of these games.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 10:36 AM   #9
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    Re: The Hunger Games

    For anyone wanting to check out the complete cast:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/

    Lenny Kravitz as Cinna is intriguing. Donald Sutherland as Pres. Snow is spot on. Great casting.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #10
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    Re: The Hunger Games

    my wife just read the first one and is reading the second one now. she loves them.
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    Old 07-14-2011, 10:58 PM   #11
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    I'm about 2/3 done with the first one and my wife is starting the third one now. They seem to be decent books, I'm pretty hooked on reading it right now.
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    Old 07-15-2011, 08:43 AM   #12
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    yeah one thing about them is they are so easy to read and incredibly addicting. I powered through the whole series in about 2 week.
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    The second book wasn't as good. The third one is very good but the ending is a bit stale, IMO. I like her writing style though. No bullshit fluff... she just gets right to the action. I supposed that's designed for the 13 years old the books are intended for but I like it.
    I agree with this post. Just finished the trilogy last night, I really enjoyed all 3 books. If I had to rate them I would say 1,2,3. The third had a lot of action but like you said, then ending just didn't do it for me. It ended rather quickly I thought. However, still very good series. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good read. I couldn't put them down.
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    This movie is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see it with all the other 14 year old girls.
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    It needs to be March 23rd, like, right now. Great series.
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    Re: The Hunger Games

    I just finished the first one and, while I enjoyed it, I'm feeling rather "Meh" on continuing the series. Anyone have any constructive encouragement for me to continue?
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    If you have no desire to continue on, there probably is no reason. When I finished the first book, I could barely wait to start the second one. Burned through all three in about 2 weeks. There is no topping the first book though.
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    Yeah, the movie looks like it's perfectly cast...so hopefully they don't screw it up. I will probably watch either way.
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    If you have no desire to continue on, there probably is no reason. When I finished the first book, I could barely wait to start the second one. Burned through all three in about 2 weeks. There is no topping the first book though.
    Fair enough. Thanks!
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    why don't these authors just write movie scripts?
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    I loved these books! So good
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    Re: The Hunger Games

    Just finished all 3 in about 10 days. Really quick read and they were all pretty good. The second one is slow because it's a lot of set up for the 3rd. The 3rd was very good I thought, though I thought the ending - the last 30 pages or so was pretty weak. I didn't hate it, but it didn't seem all that logical/feasible to me.

    The first one is far and away the best, it was a cool and novel (book pun!) concept. The characters were interesting and it was cool to read an entire series from solely the main character's perspective.
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    I just finished these about 2 weeks ago. They were nothing mindblowing but they were incredible enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the movie, it looks like it has a great cast
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    I will be reading these books ASAP, at least the first one before the movie. I've heard they're action-packed and addicting. The movie looks interesting and cool based on the trailer.

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    The first book is fantastic. A quick and simple read, as its obviously designed for younger readers. The problem is, once you finish the first book, you want to read the second and third books like immediately becuase the first was so good, but they both leave something to be desired. Entertaining, yes. As good as the first, no.
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    The first book is fantastic. A quick and simple read, as its obviously designed for younger readers. The problem is, once you finish the first book, you want to read the second and third books like immediately becuase the first was so good, but they both leave something to be desired. Entertaining, yes. As good as the first, no.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    The first book is fantastic. A quick and simple read, as its obviously designed for younger readers. The problem is, once you finish the first book, you want to read the second and third books like immediately becuase the first was so good, but they both leave something to be desired. Entertaining, yes. As good as the first, no.
    I thought the third was very slow. The first was obviously the best and could possibly stand alone without the second if the ending was tweaked a little bit.
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