Saturday, January 21, 2012

The most Dangerous 1984 Lottery Game

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I know, I know, The Hunger Games is not a new book and I am way behind on reading it, but I had just never picked it up. A few days ago, I was strolling through the local Wal-Mart and saw the paperback for about 6 bucks. Since the sister had recently commented, "REALLY, you HAVEN'T read The Hunger Games?" I figured I'd go ahead and grab it. I'm glad I did.

I really loved this book. For me it was like a combination of The Lottery and 1984, with a bit of The Most Dangerous Game tossed in. However, it did not come off as a "ripoff". I think the author does a good job of getting her political philosophy across without it being over the top and taking away from the characters or getting complicated.

The story had a quick pace, was an easy read and kept me from getting bored. I could pretty much "see" everything that was happening and she did a good job at getting me pissed at the establishment. In my opinion, it sends a good message about the dangers of a government that is too big and has too much control over its citizens. Things that I feel aren't taught properly enough in today's society and makes me believe this would make a good read for students today.

I picked the book up on Monday evening, Wednesday evening I stopped and picked up the second installment on my way home. Now I've got to go back and pick up the final chapter of the trilogy.

The second book, while a bit predictable, was also a very good read and kept the same quick pace. When I say these books are quick and easy reads, I don't mean that to sound like I'm calling them simple and low quality brain food. Not all books are going to make you go into deep reflection and take a week to get through. But, they are great books for one of those days when you just want to do nothing but get lost in a movie, but would rather read.

I'll go ahead and pick up Mockingjay this week and hopefully give a better review of the overall series than just this quick blurb. I'm looking forward to the movie coming out in March.


  1. "But, they are great books for one of those days when you just want to do nothing but get lost in a movie, but would rather read."

    this right here, exactly.

  2. It's on my TBR list - though the reviews I've read on book three are a little concerning.... hope it doesn't seem that way to me when I get there!


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