Spotted: The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins.  Good timing too, since someone was just telling me about this book (these books-this is the first of a series) at a party not too long ago.  He told me that the title comes from an event that takes place in the post-apocalyptic story itself: namely, an annual televised event wherein the government chooses a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts of the city for a televised battle in which only one person can survive.

I told him it sounded like the plot from the old Schwarzenegger flick Running Man*

So Muni riders, is this a good read?  According to wikipedia Hunger Games  is a young adult novel.  Damn, what happened to Judy Blume?!

* Running Man the movie is apparently based on a novel by Stephen King with the same name.  Huh.  No kidding.


2 thoughts on “Spotted: The Hunger Games

  1. Read it. Just do it. You won’t regret it. Or listen to the audiobook, read by Carolyn McCormick, who you’ll recognize as the clinical psychologist from the original Law and Order.

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