The Story Continues

Last week, I raved about The Hunger Games. And this past week, I just finished Catching Fire, the second book in the trilogy.

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This book had a lot of expected things happen, and then a lot of not-so-expected things happen. I was not as driven to reading this one as I was with the first book, until somewhere in the middle. And once that section started, I couldn’t put it down, and promptly finished the book.

It is difficult with these books to say anything in a way of a review or summary because it’s a series that people read through in less than a few days, if given the time. And also, because I don’t want to spoil anything. However, through reading these books and several others, I have wondered about how much effort it takes to think up a whole different world with a whole different set of rules and people, and then fit in a mesmerizing story. That’s difficult. And Collins does it. As did Rowling, Tolkien, Lewis, and many other fantastic writers.

Yet with all these different worlds, there’s still some basic story, something, that everyone can grab onto. That’s talent and imagination and deserves applause. Writers, I applaud you.

That’s my not-so-well-thought-out blog for today.

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