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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Speechless [aka, good book, of course].

Utterly speechless.

[long pause]

Okay, now I've regained hold of my communicative faculties. I read The Hunger Games last night.

It is one of the most heart-wrenching, grotesque, adrenaline-pumped books I have ever read.
I picked it up yesterday evening and finished it last night. I was entirely distracted while I watched Under the Greenwood Tree with my mom and sister (more on that Greenwood movie later. I wasn't impressed w/ the plot, Peach. It pivoted entirely on too many marriage proposals).

It almost beats The Grapes of Wrath for heart-wrenching.

It equals The Mark of the Lion series for keeping you reading on the seat of your pants (that series should be read with a lot of caution, btw).

I don't know if I've ever physically shaken before while reading a book. For my favorite movies, yes. But a book? I did last night.

Okay, maybe I've been needing a good book for a while now. Nothing beats The Last of the Mohicans or a good George MacDonald.

But I've been losing my faith in modern writers lately. C Paolini and Eon Colfer just weren't doing it for me. I've been in the mood for a good, current adventure and haven't been able to find one.

As far as plot driven stories go, this one gets lotsa points.

*I now rush to try and purchase sequel...*

11 comments:

Olive Tree said...

Ah, I LOVE that book. I was one of the test-readers for it via Scholastic, I read it before it even came out, and now REEEALLLLY want the sequel!

Kiki said...

That is one of the best books ever! Wait until you read Catching Fire... its amazing!

Bracie said...

Yay! I was hoping the sequel would be good!!!!

Hannah said...

OH! I have to read it...I've been wanting to forever, but everyone's talking about it, sooo...^^

Marian said...

I can't stand Under the Greenwood Tree....

What is Hunger Games about?

Qwipster said...

I've been wanting to read that... And yes, Paolini stinks. I think Colfer's pretty good, though.

Peach said...

Hey- have I said ANYTHING about UtGT lately (as in, the last three years)!?!?! Don't point my way, girl- I've reformed, yo! changed! repented! become more... fun, (or something)! :-) 'Sides, so does Little Women. But now I'm off to check this book out, seeing as I appear to be the only one out of the loop here! Sounds fun- thx for the recommendation---P

Milli said...

I LOVED THAT BOOK!

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