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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

I think Koray has read it.


I'll probably see the film at some point.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

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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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:39 AM

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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:24 AM

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

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

"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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:11 PM


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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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

I've never bothered with HP yet....

I hope Episode III is Called 'Revenge of the Sith'

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Anyways I bought the set of the 3 books .

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:19 AM

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

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:20 AM

These books dont interest me.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

"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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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

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

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

I'll probably see the movie, but, since I can't read, I'll skip the book.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:20 PM


"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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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:39 PM



"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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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

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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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

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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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

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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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

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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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

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


First Blood
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Return of the Jedi
Homeward Bound
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:08 AM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:55 AM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:08 AM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:29 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:25 PM


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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

It's all I have....

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

You saw 3 Twilight films?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

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




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