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The Hunger Games (Book 1) de Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (Book 1) (edição: 2010)

de Suzanne Collins (Autor)

Séries: The Hunger Games (1)

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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.… (mais)
Título:The Hunger Games (Book 1)
Autores:Suzanne Collins (Autor)
Informação:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Etiquetas:Traditional Literature stories 2/6

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The Hunger Games de Suzanne Collins

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This book should come with a helpful Public Service Announcement:

"While reading this book, you will not eat, drink, sleep, or go to the bathroom. If you do go to the bathroom, you will take the book with you. May cause stress, loud meeping noises, insomnia, and an intense need to grab the next book."

Thankfully, it's a short book. Otherwise, I'd have to work out some sort of cunning bathroom-based scheme or come down with a terrible case of one day ebola to get the book done. There's no reading it over multiple days. This is an official One Day Book where that's what you do on that day. You read the Hunger Games.

Pretty much everyone knows about this book: dystopia future, brave girl fighting for her life in a sadistic arena, courage in the face of great odds, science fiction, etc. My interest while reading the book was to pull as many sources I could without resorting to the tvtropes page. I recognized:

- Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
- Stephen King's "The Running Man"
- Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"
- Raiders of the Lost Ark ("Bad Dates.")
- Theseus and the Minotaur
- Imperial Rome
- Etc.

I have a quibble. It's not all rosy rainbows. The economy of Panem doesn't... work. Normally, in a science fiction novel this would bother me but, here, the problem is easily brushed under the rug by reminding oneself that a) this is a Young Adult Fiction Novel and not Foundation or Childhood's End here b) the economics are not the point of the story and c) why are we dwelling on the internal politics of Panem when oh my God that guy JUST DIED HORRIBLY DID YOU SEE THAT???!? In my book, which, to be fair, is a pretty big book, a good blood splatter covers a multitudes of sins, and a well-written blood splatter written in a tight, snappy, almost Elmore Leonard-like prose covers the sin of failed internal economics. I'm okay with it, and when you read the book, you'll be okay with it, too. Trust me on this one. It's a mere quibble.

So I like the book. I liked it I went diving into the next book immediately on finishing the first. Now, granted, I am expecting Peeta Mellack to burst into some John Savage to Mustapha Mond like lecture about the uselessness of the Capital and the trueness of the rest of the world (and not Katniss, Katniss is established as open mouth, insert foot, and I appreciate that about her so it has to be Peeta). Without this, it won't be Brave New World enough.

I don't know if I would read it a second time. I've read Brave New World something like seven times, a world record in my reading, and it's not up there. It's not a great dystopian novel. But it's one hell of a story and it's written in snappy, fast prose. Five stars.
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  multiplexer | Jun 20, 2021 |
YES. I'm finally reading it. There.


So glad the re-reading is complete. It's not that I dislike THG. The idea is interesting (though I still need to read Battle Royale), and in re-reading it almost exclusively with gender construction in mind, I appreciate it more. But dang, if the writing isn't lousy...so repetitive and obvious it's painful. Don't even get me started on the commas. ,,,,,,,, ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
Well, I had such high hopes for this book, and the series, after initially reading the first chapter and then having to set it aside for a few months. I was really looking forward to getting back to it.

The first chapter was so compelling because it set up such a delicious plot possibility - what kind of world/life would we have if hunger became the motivation for bloodsport?

The number of possible parallels to today's current society were nearly boundless:
- hyper-competition in youth sports/academic programs
- hyper-aggressive parents calling for their children to hit/hurt(mame/kill in the book) their competitors
- anything goes if you win(survive)
- the people of the 1st world countries/USA(the Capitol) are willing to accept the deaths of children so long as it continued to ensure a peaceful, comfortable existence of those in power.

And so on.

The set up was nearly flawless, the subject captivating, the characters pitiable. The book just had to be good.

But it wasn't.

Instead of getting Lord of the Flies meets Gladiator we get Twilight meets Tarzan.

In it, we get a girl who likes one boy, there's another boy that likes her who she doesn't like back, and she's good with a bow and arrow. That's about it.

The few brief moments of social commentary that could have risen to such appropriately scalding cynicism instead are delivered as cold, dead lines muttered by a character and then passed on. The boy who comments that he doesn't want to forget who he is in the arena, that he wants to show to the Capitol that his spirit is still free ends up being as shallow and spineless and spunkless as the very Capitol he despises.

Instead of roaring lion, we got mewing kitten; instead of intellectual challenge we got "killing bad, love good"; instead of an opportunity to give our youth a chance to really think about HARD, haunting subjects, we get sugar-coated hyperbole.

Now, if Collins truly couldn't see the levels to which her story could rise, if her own intellect and talent were already stretched bringing this story to life, then she can be forgiven of the flaws and omissions that the work entails. But this doesn't feel like a writer stretched. This book smacks of a sell-out; of a pandering to a culture that believes you can't be both entertaining and intelligent at the same time and worse, that your audience can only be entertained.

Effectively what we got was cowardice instead of courage. Collins chickened out. Like her characters, instead of rising to greatness, she panders to entertainment. Indeed, her ultimate message seems to be, "Far better to live and be rich and famous, then die standing for something greater."

And it's no wonder why our children these days have no spines if this is the drivel we give to them and tell them is good writing.

The last hope I have is that somehow, Collins was forced by her editors to break up the hard hitting parts and shove them further back in series. The "milk before the meat". I'll finish it in the hopes that this first book was just the cleverly disguised hook. But somehow, I doubt it... ( )
  youngheart80 | Jun 15, 2021 |
Second time I'm reading this dystopian novel and the second time is just as great and attention stealing as the first time. Reading it again after watching the movie reminds me of all the small details that are missing when I watch the movie.

I love this series. It reminds me of how when bad things happen to you, and you think its over but something even worse happens.

Reading this novel a second time, I now notice little details that kind of foreshadow the rest of the novels, but I didn't notice it before.

Now for the characters, Katniss, I've always loved her self-sacrificing mindset when it comes to Prim. But her feelings for Peeta upset me. Although, I understand it, she didn't have the same feelings before, how can she really have those feelings only after a few days then a few weeks? Especially when she has such a one track mind about Prim and surviving. It's so disappointing for Peeta, his feelings are quite genuine. But I do admit, she is brilliant in understanding Haymitch's hidden messages to get sponsors. Always have been #teampeeta lol.

The ending of Hunger Games though hurt my heart. The betrayal Peeta must feel. To care about someone that has an emotional span of a rock. ohh poor Peeta. lol But it's such a great series!! ( )
  luulaa | Jun 15, 2021 |
The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Could you survive on your own in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games

But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in within 24 hours. I didn’t know this at the time but this is Suzanne Collin’s first young adult novel. I couldn’t imagine growing up in a world like that having no control over your own life. Not having enough food to feed my family. So it leaves you without the choice of having to put your name in the lottery. It’s a system you aren’t meant to win. It will be interesting to see Peeta and Katniss relationship develop over the next few books. Happy reading everyone!! ( )
  jacashjoh | Jun 8, 2021 |
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Het verhaal, vertaald uit het Engels, speelt zich af in de toekomst. Na een burgeroorlog is van Noord-Amerika het land Panem overgebleven, bestaande uit het welvarende Capitool met twaalf daaraan ondergeschikte districten, waarin veel armoede en onvrijheid heersen. In de jaarlijkse Hongerspelen moeten 24 kinderen, uit elk district een jongen en een meisje, strijden op leven en dood in een ‘Big Brother’-omgeving. Katniss Everdeen (16, ik-figuur) uit het 12e, armoedigste district springt in de bres voor haar jongere zusje Prim wanneer deze wordt uitgeloot. Na een wat aarzelend begin krijgt het verhaal vaart in het tweede en derde deel. Het thema is gedurfd: een strijd op leven en dood tussen twaalf- en achttienjarigen, als vorm van vermaak. Wie is de slimste overlever? De auteur creëert een eigen begrippenkader dat zijdelings doet denken aan Harry Potter. Ze combineert overlevingstechnieken uit de traditie van Jean Auels prehistorische romans met ultramoderne technologie. Het slot lijkt voorspelbaar, maar is dat niet. Spanning, romantiek en het open einde maken de lezer nieuwsgierig naar het volgende boek in deze serie, 'De Hongerspelen II: vlammen'*.
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