Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hunger Games

My sister and roommate finally convinced me to pick up The Hunger Games. I haven’t read at all since finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because I’ve been catching up on my Criminal Minds episodes, but today at lunch I finally started. I’m only 60 pages in (so please don’t leave any spoilers in your comments), and I can’t stop thinking of the short story by Shirley Jackson called "The Lottery." Have you read it? I read it in a lit class my sophomore year of college. It made me sick to my stomach at the time, but it’s one assignment from my college studies that I actually remember, so I guess it left an impression. If you’ve read both, do you see a correlation? "The Lottery" was published in 1948. I’d be interested to know if Suzanne Collins has read it. I bet she has.


Jen said...

Oh my gosh, I have not thought about that story in years! I just found it online and re-read it really quick. So many similarities!

Psychoticmilkman said...

The Hunger Games is pretty good. My roommate also just got me hooked. He bought the set and I'm just now finishing up the third book, I really like them. Such a unique and vivid wold that's been created.