Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

This is the second book in the Hunger Games series.

So far so good, however I am not yet liking it as much as the first. We'll see if I still feel that way when I'm finished...

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I started this book while on vacation in Hawaii and after reading the Hunger Games, I found the beginning of The Road to be a little slow moving. But it did pick up and I ended up quite enjoying the book.

Well, maybe enjoying is the wrong word to use, this book was just very depressing. It's another post apocalyptic book where there are only a few people still alive on Earth. The story follows a father and son as they travel South in hopes of warmer weather and civilization with "the good guys". They have to travel discreetly in order to avoid "the bad guys" who are the humans who have banned together to become cannibals and are in constant search of a "meal".

Gross, I know. But don't worry, it's a good book, however I was a little disappointed with the ending which was a little short and abrupt.

It is now a movie that should be coming out soon, I'm curious to see how well they adapted the book into a screen play. I will definitely be seeing the movie and I definitely recommend this book but it is not one I will be reading again. Too depressing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I read this book while in Hawaii and loved it! It's one of those that you can't put down. It's a novel that takes place in the future which is in sort of a post apocalypse circumstance. The world is now divided into districts that are controlled by one division called the Capitol.

The Capitol forces the districts to each send one boy and one girl to participate in The Hunger Games, which is basically a fight to the death with only one winner. All other 23 participates are killed during the games.

The storyline focuses on one particular girl, Katniss, and her struggles living in the most poverty stricken district and participating in The Hunger Games.

I'm usually not into the sci-fi type books but I really loved this one. I can't wait to read the second book in the series, Catching Fire.