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Discussion: Just read Catching Fire las...

in: AliC; AliC > 2012-08-21

Aug 22, 2012 1:54 PM # 
Just read Catching Fire last week, waiting for Mockingjay to come back at the library....
Aug 22, 2012 2:27 PM # 
Now you can understand my anti-socialness in Georgia! Read all of book 3 on the way home on Monday!
Aug 22, 2012 5:49 PM # 
Ah, would totally offer mine, but I was actually reading a friend's that I have to give back... and maybe it's not bad to have a forced break to come up from air, after all!

And yep, totally understand the nose-to-book Georgia Becky, I totally would have been the same way! =)

Now the question is to bother seeing the films or not - are they as good as the books? Will they just ruin my vision of it all?
Aug 22, 2012 6:37 PM # 
Sounds like I'll have to read these.
Aug 22, 2012 8:19 PM # 
only one out so far - Hayden & I went to see it on Day 1 in NC. Sticks close to the book, well done in my opinion... rented the dvd to rewatch with rest of family last week after rereading the first book...
Aug 23, 2012 4:11 AM # 
We filled 80 seats at the theater on Friday night of Flying Pig weekend last spring, a week after the movie opening, including the entire USMA team. The movie was pretty decent, although one of my juniors (Sam Kelsch), seeing it for his second time, counted fifty-some differences from the book. A few things will be different from your mental image, for example I thought the Peacekeepers in the movie looked a lot more futuristic / high tech than I expected.

The biggest annoyance I find with the books is the geographical inconsistencies. I'd really like to see a map of Panem and there just is not enough good information to make things fit. (Can you tell I'm an orienteer? :-)

Book or movie, I find a few things that just don't seem to make logical sense or internally conflict. But that's a small criticism; they were still enjoyable reads (and I enjoyed the movie).

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