What did you just finish reading? The thread.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:55 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:50 PM
Im not sure whether i like the first person perspective and i sometimes felt like the book was a little bit too straightforward. Im used to more indulgent authors. Tolkien for example was very straightforward except when it came to his own mythology. Anne rice, stephen king, frank herbert, robert jordan, george r r martin, they all had their own little pet themes.
I guess its not really a criticism. I just think the book could have been longer, more involved. Its pretty rapid and spare imho.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:38 PM
Mockingjay takes a lot of shit. Lots of people say it's the worst book and yeah I can kinda see why they'd say that but I think it depends on when you read it. To me it feels more like the second part of book 2. If you finished book 2 and took some time off and then came back to book 3 then I can see how it wouldn't feel very satisfying.
OTOH if you read them back to back then it's not too bad.
The themes are pretty blunt. Hunger Games is full of food references. Panem is straight from latin (bread and circuses). Peeta makes bread in a literal sense and he also provides emotional sustenance for Katniss. His name is a homonym for pita as well.
The best thing I can say is that you never want to put them down. There is no down-time.
It does still feel at times like blunt-force literature. Allegories for the dense. That's what you get with a book that's written for young adults. Still - 32 year old father and I enjoyed it. I did keep expecting Katniss to finally get intimate with one or the other of her boys and it never happened. Sex does not occur in this world.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:46 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:16 PM
I liked it, but there were some minor details that bugged me. I'm still a gamer so it was my kind of book.
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