Sunday Series: Hunger Games

by Notorious Spinks on 04.22.2012

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

hunger games book cover

The Hunger Games is the first installment in the Hunger Games Trilogy.  By now I’m sure you’ve heard something about The Hunger Games Trilogy, unless you live in a cave.  However, just in case you’re coming up for a breather from your cave I’ll give you a little background…

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV.  Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. – (From Amazon)


I’m not into vampires, sci-fi or in this case dystopian fiction but The Hunger Games rock.  I finally read this book about year or so ago after hearing nothing but great things about it.  The main character, Katniss, is a total rock star in my book.  The author, Suzanne Collins did an outstanding job of taking the reader on a journey from beginning to end.  I often felt as if I were there with the characters and found myself despising the Capitol as well.  I also began to think about life in America and how we find entertainment in any and everything.  We watch so-called reality television with adult aged women fighting like savages…I guess you can catch The American Hunger Games on Bravo or VH1 tonight…I’m just sayin!

Look out for my views on the movie later this week!

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Literary Marie April 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Your review of Hunger Games sounds like mine. I am typically not a reader of this genre, but the series was so hard to put down. I consumed the three books in no time. I think Suzanne Collins made a great play on today’s American obsession with reality television and the government’s controlling ways.

Glad to see you back blogging, Spinks!


Notorious Spinks April 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Hey L !!

I’m glad to be back.


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