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Anyone planning to read The Hunger Games books?

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I admit I'm getting caught up in the hype about the movie and feel like checking out the books

Is it worth it or they suck?

Is it a Potter like "in thing" to read?

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Yep, I'm planning on reading them. From what I've heard, it's a bit more mature than Harry Potter, and it's nothing like Twilight (even if the movie is kind of advertised like the new Twilight).

Anyway, I've heard nothing but good things about these books. I hope they won't disappoint, because if they do, then I'm not gonna be happy about it...

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I want to read them, but I'm spoiled by Half-Price bookstores. I don't wanna pay Barnes & Noble-style prices for books, and I never see the need to have fiction in hardcover. Heck, I just picked up Game of Thrones cheap, and it's probably six or seven deep in the list of what I want to read, and that's not counting what I have to read for school.

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I want to read too many books. I pick them at the library. Plus, here books can get absurdly expensive, and some stuff I'm looking for is out of circulation.

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There is just so much great stuff yet to be read...the new hit teenage book series doesn't really sound like the most enticing prospect

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Did you read Harry Potter.? The same could be said about these books.

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I did read them, but starting with the fifth book onwards, I really felt I was wasting my time. I have no idea if it was due to the quality of the books themselves or if somehow my tastes had matured in the meanwhile or something

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There is just so much great stuff yet to be read...the new hit teenage book series doesn't really sound like the most enticing prospect

Exactly. Far too much better literature to read at the moment.

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"Oh, look at me! I'm Incanus, I'm old and like reading books for old people!"

You make me wanna puke.

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There is just so much great stuff yet to be read...the new hit teenage book series doesn't really sound like the most enticing prospect

Exactly. Far too much better literature to read at the moment.

I have a list of more than 250 books... not counting comic books, which have their own list...

I did read them, but starting with the fifth book onwards, I really felt I was wasting my time. I have no idea if it was due to the quality of the books themselves or if somehow my tastes had matured in the meanwhile or something

I can't say I felt like I was wasting my time but I had similar feelings. Still love the first few books, but always had the impression that while the latter books were doing an impressive work at building a backstory, they were missing a lot of opportunities at building and culminating the actual story at hand.

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Just read the first 50 pages and hooked on what's going to happen in the story

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"Oh, look at me! I'm Incanus, I'm old and like reading books for old people!"

You make me wanna puke.

And a puke to you too BloodBoal, fashionable literary youngster of JWFan.

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I'm already 3/4 's of the way though Book 1 . Read all night, a real page turner

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"Oh, look at me! I'm Incanus, I'm old and like reading books for old people!"

You make me wanna puke.

And a puke to you too BloodBoal, fashionable literary youngster of JWFan.

Don't you think that I didn't see you editing your post many times over, charging me with defending the Twilight books!

Careful, Finnish boy! The Eye sees everything... The Eye hears everything... (Don't ask me how an eye can hear... It just does!)

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"Oh, look at me! I'm Incanus, I'm old and like reading books for old people!"

You make me wanna puke.

And a puke to you too BloodBoal, fashionable literary youngster of JWFan.

Don't you think that I didn't see you editing your post many times over, charging me with defending the Twilight books!

Careful, Finnish boy! The Eye sees everything... The Eye hears everything... (Don't ask me how an eye can hear... It just does!)

I guess you will be telling me next that you nosed it out and that the Nose can see and hear as well. Your senses are getting a bit non-sensical Boaly.

And are you hyped now that KM has raved about this corker? Shouldn't you be half way to the book shop or at a internet book sellers to get this Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer and Rick Riordan recommended knock-out of a novel series?

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I really hope this is Dark Ink speaking, because the Ink I know would never have said such mean things.

Where is the good ol' Ink, the one that was always well-tempered?

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You have been getting pretty prickly yourself of late BloodBoal. I hope this is not the direction you are going to take your Messeger-hood in these parts.

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That's all because of The Merge. I told you we should have left Tintin and War Horse threads in a separate subforum. Since The Merge, I feel like this place has changed, and me as well.

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The book is good so i recommend it

I'm not sure how it's going to work as a movie. A lot of it happens in the woods, which seems like a sparse setting for a major movie

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A lot of it happens in the woods, which seems like a sparse setting for a major movie

First Blood

The Village

Return of the Jedi

Homeward Bound

...

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The book is good but I hope they don't "Twilight up" the film to appeal to teenage girls

I hope it doesn't turn into a Team Peeta / Team Gale type of thing

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I'm finished the second book now

Hey these are great. I can see why it's the next Potter like thing right now

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Are they super-violent or they full of teenage-angst and broken love? I can dig super-violent, I don't wanna read about teenage love.

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There is an element of teenage love involved, but it's closer to Harry Potter than Twilight. So far it got annoying in only a few spots

And it's not the central element of the books

It is super violent though and I read it's been toned it down a lot for the film. Too bad, violent deaths on screen are more inpactful

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The premise of the film just seems like The Running Man al over again. People fighting for to the death for the entertainment of the nations. Greedy corporations.

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I doubt it'll be as good a movie as Battle Royale. Still, I do wanna see it.

I can't finish books lately. I'm too easily distracted.

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I hope they will turn all the books into films so I can look down upon people who watch them, like I look downon those who watch the Twilight saga now.

Hmm...I guess this is what an iPad user feels like....

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There is just so much great stuff yet to be read...the new hit teenage book series doesn't really sound like the most enticing prospect

Exactly. Far too much better literature to read at the moment.

This.

Karol

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I hope they will turn all the books into films so I can look down upon people who watch them, like I look downon those who watch the Twilight saga now.

Hmm...I guess this is what an iPad user feels like....

Sort of. I suppose it a poor man's version of superiority.

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I hope they will turn all the books into films so I can look down upon people who watch them, like I look downon those who watch the Twilight saga now.

Hmm...I guess this is what an iPad user feels like....

I saw the first 3 Twilight films and this is nothing like it

The actual Hunger Games is also not the main story of the books either.

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Yes, to know what people are talking about. Except for pop music I like to keep up with pop culture

The Twilight films DO suck but at least I can have that opinion after seeing them

The overarching story in the Hunger Games saga is about saving the world from a dystopic and controlling government that enslaves it's people (like in HP was about overthrowing the Death Eaters and Voldermort, or Star Wars was about destroying the Empire ). Except the main character is a chick.

Now that I think about it, the "world" it reminds me the most of is the videogame Half Life 2, and the rebel are like The Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3

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Ok, so you saw these films alone? You weren't on a a date with a women you were trying to impress? Or a teenage cousin or something?

Please gimme something to work with man!

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On Tuesday afternoons, I go see movies alone that I know none of my friends would want to see.

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