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The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Hunger Games Tribute GuideThe Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is okay. It’s really not worth reading unless you’re a big fan of The Hunger Games like me and just want to devour as much as you can.

The coolest part of the book is seeing pictures from the movie and seeing pictures of all the tributes, some of whom are unnamed. The guide doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know if you’ve read the books.

  • Okay, so I haven’t read the books but the movie looks worth while…so what’s the big deal here? What makes Hunger Games so good? From a 50,000 ft view, it looks very much like a Running Man type story where people fight the death as public sport and entertainment, only this story uses kids. I love me death-as-sport games so I think this will be right up my alley but don’t know what all the hubbub is about when the story in a nutshell doesn’t sound like anything new. Educate me :)

  • @Brian It’s definitely not an original idea if you’re familiar with Battle Royale and The Long Walk and others. It is a great, well-told story. The worldbuilding is the book is good as it sets up a interesting future North America. I found myself engaged from the beginning to the end, which isn’t the case in all books. I don’t think it has to be a new idea if the story is different enough.

    The movie is great, though of course it’s not as good as the book. Many things aren’t explained as well as in the book and some important elements were left out. Many people were turned off by the shaky-cam/documentary style of the movie. I wasn’t expecting it at all and I liked it. The deaths were toned down for the PG-13 rating. Overall though, it’s a great movie that’s very true to the books.

  • Shaky camera syndrome? Swell…that’s already a ding against it then, bummer. I wouldn’t expect that style either. I was hoping for a good old fashion adventure in distopic lands. I agree that you don’t need to be original if it’s good and entertaining otherwise, nothing is original anyway. Jen has it on her Kindle so I might give it a go when I’m up at 3a changing diapers…sigh…