|Katniss Everdeen and Rue by rumonica|
There was a huge emphasis on media and entertainment. Having spent some time in that industry I was impressed with how realistic the media production elements were in the story. All three books have this flavor about them. They portray the mundane and tedious technical side with all the work that goes into a live production and at the same time you feel the energy of the audience affected by all the work. There's that thrill- we're live and anything could happen. I wondered what kind of media experience Collins has had.
I am a big fan of the Mad Max films and various post-apocalyptic video games, so I thought I was a fan of the genre. I need to re-examine this. One struggle I had with the book was how depressing it was and I attribute this to the post-apocalyptic setting.
|The Mockingjay by mira-mcgrath|
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I listened to the trilogy on audio book. The production was great, but the voice talent, Carolyn McCormick, was very stiff. It took some time to get used to her reading where almost all other audio books I've listened to had so much more emotion. This did lend to the bleakness of the setting effectively, perhaps.
I'll be watching the films when they come out.
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