Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Recently Read: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is suspenseful and entertaining, but not as tight or engrossing as the first book in the trilogy.

The world created has several flaws that keep the series from being entirely convincing, such as: why isn't a society as totalitarian as Panem using the same technology used in the Hunger Games (tracking, cameras, etc.) in the Districts, so as to squelch the rebellion they're so afraid of? I also found Katniss' continuing ignorance and skepticism of the rebellion (both in the Districts and at top Panem levels) unbelievable and eventually annoying. Lastly, I think Collin's writing in the last fourth of the book is very sloppy and rushed, leaving out many details that could coherently describe what's happening.

Still, I have to read the next one.
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