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The Hunger Games
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Publication Date: September 14, 2008 | Series: The Hunger Games (Book 1)
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. 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." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.





http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunger-Games-Suzanne-Collins/dp/0439023483

"The Hunger Games has been released in paperback and also as an audiobook and ebook. The hardcover had an initial print of 200,000 twice doubled from the original 50,000. Since its release, the novel has been translated into 26 languages, and rights of production have been sold in 38 countries. The Hunger Games is the first novel in The Hunger Gamestrilogy,[SUP][2][/SUP] followed by Catching Fire, published on September 1, 2009,[SUP][3][/SUP] and Mockingjay, published on August 24, 2010.[SUP][4][/SUP] A film adaptation, directed by Gary Ross and co-written and co-produced by Collins herself, was released worldwide on March 23, 2012."


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"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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Ed, I have read the entire series, and I recommend it to DPF viewers.
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I haven't read the books or seen the movie but I have heard the books are better than the movie. Is this the case?
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

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Magda Hassan Wrote:I haven't read the books or seen the movie but I have heard the books are better than the movie. Is this the case?

The books are better in my view. The kids who are the big HG fans still loved the movie. I went twice; once for me and then I dragged my wife to see the movie. Now she has read the books, too.

Edit: Come to think of it, the visual display of the aristocratic life of Panem is stunning. Read the books and see the movie.
"We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

"We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl
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Lauren Johnson Wrote:
Magda Hassan Wrote:I haven't read the books or seen the movie but I have heard the books are better than the movie. Is this the case?

The books are better in my view. The kids who are the big HG fans still loved the movie. I went twice; once for me and then I dragged my wife to see the movie. Now she has read the books, too.

Edit: Come to think of it, the visual display of the aristocratic life of Panem is stunning. Read the books and see the movie.

I read the first one for my ladies book club and did not feel the need to read more or see the film.

Lauren all this time I thought you were female. (Forgive me if you are and are gay).

Dawn
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I saw the movie recently. I see they have set it up for the next sequel. It was nihilistic to say the least. But well done.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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Dawn Meredith Wrote:
Lauren Johnson Wrote:
Magda Hassan Wrote:I haven't read the books or seen the movie but I have heard the books are better than the movie. Is this the case?

The books are better in my view. The kids who are the big HG fans still loved the movie. I went twice; once for me and then I dragged my wife to see the movie. Now she has read the books, too.

Edit: Come to think of it, the visual display of the aristocratic life of Panem is stunning. Read the books and see the movie.

I read the first one for my ladies book club and did not feel the need to read more or see the film.

Lauren all this time I thought you were female. (Forgive me if you are and are gay).

Dawn

I am a 67 yr old male, WASP living in the Pacific Northwest. My parents named me "Lauren" because there are a number of Scandinavian names with the root of laur. That stem derives from the laurel wreath, which is a symbol for victor. So I was a victory baby. BTW, here is a picture from behind our house.
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Hunger Games: The first book/film is a setup for the second and third books. Magda says the movie is nihilistic. I would describe it differently: How does one survive spiritually in a utterly nihilistic world. Peeta and Katness are two people placed in an impossible situation -- impossible only if you do not want to kill. The purpose of the the trilogy is to propose an answer to the place of violence in society, which you get in the last 30 or so pages of the third book.


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Absolutely Beautiful...


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Keith Millea Wrote:Absolutely Beautiful...
Sure is. Stunning!
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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