Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hunger Games





I promised myself that I will not be doing a book review after Fifty Shades but since I read this incredible book, I decided to go for it one more time; not because of the hype but because it's a riveting story with a riveting plot.

By this time, I would assume that you have heard of Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Ok, I admit. I never heard of her before (my knowledge about authors is not that great) but the story is just amazing that I can't let myself to pass this opportunity to share to everyone how good it is. I know this is soo 70s but a good book does not have a shell life of a couple of years.

Enough of the talk. If, by any chance, you've read the book (and not just watched the movie), then perhaps you'd know that there are a some flaws in the book - I think that all book has it's own imperfection so we're not going to dwell on that. You can even throw stones at the book with these: Run-on sentences, a lot of fragments, wrong punctuations, lack of depth with the characters, et cetera, et cetera. But as much as some people hates the book, I LOVE IT. Every chapter is a cliffhanger, making you to read the next page and then the next page after that until you realized it's already 2am in the morning. Every scene begs to crack as revelations are being told. It's not predictable and you'll love the other characters even more as you go deeper and deeper towards the end.

I have not watched the movie. And I'm not sure I will ever be satisfied with it after I read the book. It's rich, full of surprises and fresh that I'm afraid I will be disappointed if I watch it. I just feel like every bad book are exposed in a good light when they are adapted to a movie but when it comes to a good book, movie authorities only knows how to make it bad, worse even (cough Twilight Saga cough).

I guess one of the things that made this novel so great is because it is a dystopian story. It keeps you unguarded on what will happen next making you susceptible to mouth-opening moments. I SWEAR I caught myself - A LOT OF TIMES - with my mouth open while reading a certain shocking scene all over again. There's a lot of those moments once you read the second book (Catching Fire) and the third (Mockingjay).

After the third book and three nights of sleep deprivation, I finished the whole trilogy exhausted. That's how good it was. I'm not saying that you're favorite book is not, I just think that this is a good opportunity to learn new things and enjoy the creativity of other people.

If there's one thing I could change with this whole Hunger Games Trilogy, I would change the POV to third person. I'm frustrated that people (in the whole series) doesn't know how to mourn. It's like, they are just accepting things as they are no matter how bizarre it is. If it was done with a third POV, it would have been exceptional.

Well, that's all for now. Kapish!

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