Am I the only person who hasn’t read The Hunger Games? I am so out of the loop on this book. The movie, opening this month, stars Jennifer Lawrence who was fantastic in Winter’s Bone – a great movie even though it hit a bit too close to home… I don’t know much about the storyline or the plot, but The Hunger Games is first in a series which peaks my interest. Who doesn’t love a good series? I so miss Harry Potter and Hagrid and Professor Dumbledore. Don’t you wonder what the Weasleys have been doing with themselves?
Even the final storyline in Dark Shadows – scariest soap opera ever (which I realize is redundant) – was based on “The Lottery”. That’s how creepy it was. Will a lottery be celebrated in The Hunger Games? And I’m guessing the protagonists are hungry? Perhaps there is no food in their world? Or they must compete for food? A bit of a reality-show-fight-to-the-death-game? Lord knows we all apparently LOVE reality television shows. Like The Biggest Loser where the starved contestants are forced to survive on air, water and nasty sugar free gum. Is Jillian in this book? She annoys me.
John Lennon, “Mind Games”
Duran Duran, “Hungry like the Wolf”
“Be a good sport, Tessie….we all took the same chance.” (The Lottery)
“At last darkness has come…I might have loved you, I might have spared you, but now you must die.” Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows
Kathy Hess says
Reading Hunger Games now … it’s pretty addicting despite its odd subject matter.
I think mom’s been reading the Hunger Games for a while now, maybe you can help her keep the characters straight. Sometimes she thinks Katniss is a boy. 🙂
grace grits and gardening says
Knowing her, I bet she’s just waiting for the movie.
Timmie Lynn says
I was wondering when you were going to say a little something about Dark Shadows. This soap opera was a rite of passage for all of us….as was Friday night “Savid”.
I remember well The Lottery. We also watched the short clip of The Lottery at school. I always loved it when the teacher would roll in the media cart with the reel to reel and I’d keep my fingers crossed during the entire movie so we wouldn’t get a break in the film then have to wait for the splice to be completed. Except this movie scared the dickens out of me and I still think of it from time to time. The subject to be stoned was a young mother of two kids if I remember correctly and the kids were encouraged to throw stones at her as well….so so sad. The Lottery came to mind when I started reading The Hunger Games but at least there was a chance to survive if your name was called or someone could take your place….unlike The Lottery. The Hunger Game books were pretty good and I’m excited about watching the movies. Keep up the Good READ!!!