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Damn you, Suzanne Collins

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Damn you, Suzanne Collins

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Also on my road trip I finished listening to Catching Fire (very well read, like the first, by Carolyn McCormack).

Herewith follows a recap of my reactions:

1. Phew. We've gotten that silly games stuff out of the way; now we can get on to a interesting account of a poor community trying to survive under an oppressive regime.

2. Oh no, not Survivor All-Stars! Saw that one coming a mile away, but still. Here we go again.

3. Damn you, Suzanne Collins! I hate books organized around games (I might have mentioned this once or twice) but you've sucked me into this anyway, even despite the ersatz Lost fog monster shit. *shakes fist* You are a genuis with the characters, lady, I give in.

nb: I will say that all the "using the master's tools to take down the master's house" stuff around the victors' manipulation of Capital media was much more interesting this time around.

4. And yes, despite finding none of the "shocking twists" particularly surprising* (Katniss's obtuseness around the thing with the watch was particularly annoying) my heart was in my mouth for all the characters right up til the end.

*this is apparently a function of me being old and jaded and having read far too many books. My son tells me they were all genuine shockers to him, and that he actually had to put down the book for a while when the second game thing was announced.

Onto the third! (and for once I don't want to be spoiled!)
  • well, you know I agree with you about the games vs. the other parts of the books!

    I expect I have to finish all the books to enjoy the fic (and I'm not sure at this point I want to read porn even about canon pairings), but I'll have to get some recs from you after I finish Mockingjay.
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