Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Review - Hunger Games on Kindle
So I have completed Hunger Games. Note, I read this quickly because I have been home with a pinched nerve in my neck, so reading is all I have done. No work, toddler in school and no teaching my classes, it has been torture.
The one thing I can confirm is dystopian genre is not for me. So friends I enjoyed it and understand why many love this genre but something about it just isn't my cup of tea.
I enjoyed how the book was categorised - Part 1 The Tributes, I loved this and thought oh ok I like the characters it is not to far fetched and then Part 2 The Games start. It reminded me of the movie Gladiator, so much action and excitement but then I got a little bored instead of being excited on what was next, maybe just like the Capital watching the whole scene. It is to quiet so lets spice it up. Then Part 3 The Victor, by this time I am ready for it to end.
Katniss was my favourite character, she was strong, brave and I like the way she thought.
So just like Uglies, I think the author is talented as the writing and stories are unique but it's not for me. If this was a horror thriller which I think is possible I may have loved it. I can't imagine this being a movie that young adults can watch, it would lack the gruesome fights that make it exciting, in my opinion.
I am glad I know what the hype is but I won't be reading on, I will live through all your reviews of Catching Fire and MockingJay.
I give it a 3 1/2 because I loved everything about Part 1.