Thursday, December 08, 2011
Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy. I had to try the first book twice. The first time, I gave up after a few pages of the simple, mediocre prose; the second time, I made it to the plot and couldn't stop until it was done. Collins is not a word-smith, but she's a fantastic story-teller. What made the books for me was the smart blend of Greek mythology and reality TV, plus an intriguing post-apocalypse setting. Not a masterpiece, but definitely worth reading. Recommended.