Book review: The Hunger Games

Last week I started and finished a great book, The Hunger Games.  Enough friends told me I should read it that I just caved and moved it to the top of the queue.  It’s also #2 overall in the Kindle store right now, so apparently I’m not the only one raving.

It’s an excellent book, highly recommended.  It’s the first in a trilogy, and I’m reading the second book right now.  (In fact, I stopped just to write this review, because I imagine I’ll want to review the second book as well, and I don’t want them to blend together on this blog.)

The book is extremely well-written by Suzanne Collins.  The universe it describes is epic in size and scope, richly-detailed, and fascinating.  I won’t spoil any of the details here, since you should all read the book yourselves.

And there’s a movie coming out in March, so you’ve got a couple of months.  It’s an easy read, does not take long, and well worth the time.

The book reminds me of Ender’s Game, one of my all-time SciFi favorites, which is a big compliment.  The sense of hopelessness in the protagonist facing impossible odds, the community tie-ins so it’s more than just one against the world, the story and character development, the internal dilemmas faced by key figures, it’s all great.

I might be late to the game on this one, but it’s a great game 😉  Go read it.