Must Read | The Hunger Games

Some say that you can't judge a book by a cover - but I have to disagree. Presentation is everything. And besides that, isn't a picture worth a thousand words? A good book cover should manage to be a "trailer" of some sort for the book, it should captivate the potential reader and give him a hint about what it's about.
This past weekend I attended the Gaudeamus Book Fair in Bucharest. I went there hoping to find some interesting art, fashion or architecture books to add to my collection (and I did in fact spot the Guggenheim Museum Publications' Giorgio Armani, which I now regret not buying). Unfortunately, it was so crowded that I barely managed to make my way to half of the stands there.
What I did end up buying was The Hunger Games book trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins. It's been a while since I've read fiction, but at the same time I was questioning if these will be my cup of tea - I tend to read less fantasy and more mystery/supernatural/horror.
To my surprise the books are quite captivating, and it's such a great read I'm now halfway through the first volume.

The Hunger Games tell the story of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen , who lives in a post-apocalyptic Northern America, in the country of Panem. This is were each year, the ruling city of Capitol picks one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 to 18 from each of the 12 Districts they hold power over, to participate in a televised event called The Hunger Games, and where only one can survive.
Having heard that the author's inspiration came while she was channel surfing, you can understand my hesitation towards reading the books. Still, I think that they manage to create a world that through it's strong contrast between poverty and luxury resonates with the one we live in.
After the success of the trilogy, it's no surprise that a movie is in the works, with the release date in March 2012.
I think of this as a perfect opportunity so give my pc a bit of a break!


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6 comments:

  1. Darling I was so mad because i couldn't find any interesting books (design I mean),none of them were cheapen than normaly.

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  2. I'll keep this in mind the when I go look for new books to read this weekend

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  3. interesting, i need to read this book. :)

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  4. You made me curious! I have the first two volumes on my laptop, maybe I will read them after all!:)

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  5. Even before I read you comment on this post and I just quickly glanced at the pictures and immediately I thought that just on the cover and presentation alone would I buy this. Some of the best books I have read over the years have been books I liked the cover of!

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  6. I've read the first two books so far and now I'm hoping to receive the third as a present.

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