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The Hunger Games

Postby author3 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:20 am

I got this book yesterday called the Hunger Games.
It's about 12 boys and 12 girls aged between 12-18 who are forced to go on this live tv show where they have to kill each other and the last person left alive is the winner.
It's a really good book.
Has anyone else read it?
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Postby DaveC » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am

I've not read it but there is a film out in the near future, it's getting a lot of hype at the moment - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/combined

Release date is 23rd March next year.
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Postby Beautiful Dirt » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:21 am

Sounds a lot like Battle Royale :?
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Postby DaveC » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:25 am

That's what I thought, I wonder how it's different?
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Postby Beautiful Dirt » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:28 am

Maybe they have something other than exploding neck collars to enforce the rules :lol:
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Postby author3 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:26 pm

Well the writer got the inspiration after watching Battle Royale
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Postby pgustavo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:03 am

I am really looking forward to when this will be shown in the theaters. I have been a fan of the book series and even lined up really early to get the Mockingjay. Well, I could have opted to go a day later but because I just loved it so much, I had to oblige with lining up that early.

I like the idea of survival of the fittest and coming up with allies to be able to achieve the common goal.
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Postby Joolz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:58 pm

I picked it up in a charity shop a while ago Not bad for 50p :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:58 am

Beautiful Dirt wrote:Maybe they have something other than exploding neck collars to enforce the rules :lol:
Exploding embedded microchips or poison capsules maybe. :wink:
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Postby stripy_tie » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:26 am

I've heard it's really good, don't know much more than that
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Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:38 pm

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Well the trailer looks good. :)
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Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:47 pm

Does look good. My daughter Perry is mad for these books. Loved em.
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Postby author3 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:19 pm

I'm hoping to get the second one for Christmas :D
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:25 pm

i dont know why but it reminds me of the long walk in the bachman books by stephen king
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