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PullusPardus said:
I keep hearing about these books but I am too much of a pussy to try to read them and then find out they're Twilight 2.0.
and thus wasted a good time on reading crap and buying a book.

People compare it to Twilight because it's a female lead. There's a bit of a love story but nothing out of the ordinary and it's not at all a big part of the book (at least the first one). More than Harry Potter but considerably less than Twilight.



Boutros said:
PullusPardus said:
I keep hearing about these books but I am too much of a pussy to try to read them and then find out they're Twilight 2.0.
and thus wasted a good time on reading crap and buying a book.

People compare it to Twilight because it's a female lead. There's a bit of a love story but nothing out of the ordinary and it's not at all a big part of the book (at least the first one). More than Harry Potter but considerably less than Twilight.


I'd take a children's book (harry potter, Narnia, Spiderwick Chronicles) over any teen Book and some crappy Mature books



Boutros said:
PullusPardus said:
I keep hearing about these books but I am too much of a pussy to try to read them and then find out they're Twilight 2.0.
and thus wasted a good time on reading crap and buying a book.

People compare it to Twilight because it's a female lead. There's a bit of a love story but nothing out of the ordinary and it's not at all a big part of the book (at least the first one). More than Harry Potter but considerably less than Twilight.


...Surely it's more Battle Royale than Harry Potter. You know what with seeming to be a copy with the bare minimum amount of changes made. Like erm changing foreign people to Americans. 



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PullusPardus said:
I keep hearing about these books but I am too much of a pussy to try to read them and then find out they're Twilight 2.0.
and thus wasted a good time on reading crap and buying a book.


Read the books. Don't have any fear of them being like Twilight. I'm a 30 year old man and my wife is a Twi-hard. I fucking despise Twilght and I've seen all of them so far. The thought of taking my wife to the next movie in the series makes me want to run out and punch the first person I see using too much hair gel in the face!

I let my wife talk me into reading the Hunger Games books once she assured me that they're not like Twilight. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and read all 3 books. They're very very good, and this is coming fom a 30 year old male who usually prefers darker, more mature themed books like 1984 and Game of Thrones.

I highly recommend reading them. They're extremely dark, and graphic conidering the targt demographic, and the setting and story are just awesome.

Think of The Hunger Games as a cross between Lord of The Flies and The Running Man set in a post-apocalyptic future where political corruption and oppression is the norm.

That's my 2 cents anyway. 



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Zim said:
Boutros said:
PullusPardus said:
I keep hearing about these books but I am too much of a pussy to try to read them and then find out they're Twilight 2.0.
and thus wasted a good time on reading crap and buying a book.

People compare it to Twilight because it's a female lead. There's a bit of a love story but nothing out of the ordinary and it's not at all a big part of the book (at least the first one). More than Harry Potter but considerably less than Twilight.


...Surely it's more Battle Royale than Harry Potter. You know what with seeming to be a copy with the bare minimum amount of changes made. Like erm changing foreign people to Americans. 

I meant it's more like Harry Potter when it comes to the amount of a love story in the book.

But yeah the story is pretty much similar to Battle Royale (I haven't read the book but I've seen the movie). The perspective in The Hunger Games is completely different though.

I like to compare Battle Royale to the ones who invented motion controls and The Hunger Games to the Wii.

The Hunger Games might not have created the premise but surely it's the one who exploited it the best.



the plot looks very predictable...



Player1x3 said:
the plot looks very predictable...


As do the plots of most movies. But they best part of most movies is the journey to the end that you basically already know will happen. Did we have any doubts that the avatar guy would win the day in Avatar? No. But the adventure was why most tuned in.



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Most R rated books get turned into PG-13 movies. I think "The Hangover Part II" is the only R rated movie in the world wide 100 highest grossing movies of all time. If you want your movie to gross over $500 million world wide PG-13 or lower is still the safest bet.



Chris Hu said:
Most R rated books get turned into PG-13 movies. I think "The Hangover Part II" is the only R rated movie in the world wide 100 highest grossing movies of all time. If you want your movie to gross over $500 million world wide PG-13 or lower is still the safest bet.

Is The Hunger Games really rated R as a book?