Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Hunger is Over

Dave here.....
A few months ago Holly was reading The Hunger Games trilogy. She could not stop talking about the books. I'd say a minor obsession formed. I wasn't sure I had any interest. I had pegged them as some form of Harry Potter look-alike so I had no interest.
Last month we went to the movies to see Beauty and the Beast 3D (yes we do own the DVD) and they played a trailer for The Hunger Games movie. It looked kinda interesting to me. So a few weeks ago, while on vacation, she convinced me to give the first book a try.
Hate to say it, I....was....hooked! I read on the train to/from work (usually I Facebook, work, blog, or play Where's My Water). I even read in bed one night. Holly kept my enthusiasm up by asking for updates.
Without giving anything away i'd say the series is a mix of Star Wars' war theme with Twilight's love triangle with Lord of the Flies "end of innocence" theme with Highlander's "there can be only one" theme.
Yesterday I finished Mockingjay. Great ending. I wish there was more to read. There, I said it. I'm looking forward to a "popcorn for dinner" night at the movies in a month when I can see The Hunger Games brought to the big screen.

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