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Old 01-20-2014, 09:54 PM
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I have attempted to read the book twice now. This time I have been trying for 2 months. I just absolutely hate the author's style of writing. I forced myself to get through book 1, but I just can't get through book 2.

This weekend I just went to the movie. I liked the movie, but I'm wondering if I should force myself to finish the book or if I didn't miss too much by watching the movie.

The movie didn't seem to be as good as the first one. I'm wondering if that applies to the book as well and that's also why I'm struggling.

Should I continue with the book or just give up? I really have no idea why I hate reading these books so much, but I do!


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Old 01-20-2014, 09:56 PM
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If you hate them, don't read them! Life is too short to force yourself to read something you hate

I haven't seen the second movie yet. I did love all the books.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:09 PM
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Well I would say you should read them, but I loved them so I'm kind of biased What I enjoyed about the books is the ability to really see Katniss's thoughts and whole lot more nuances than the movie shows. However, as the above poster said...if you don't like them, don't read them
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:51 PM
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If you don't like it, don't read it. It's not Dostoyevsky. Not worth agonizing over (and I say that though I quite liked it!).
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:50 AM
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I am a huge HG fan...but if you don't like the books, why read them? Just because they are popular doesn't mean everyone will like them. I read the first Twilight, found it to be lacking, and didn't bother reading the rest (or watching any movie but the first one).

It's funny, Catching Fire was my least favorite of the trilogy, yet I thought the Catching Fire movie was much better than the Hunger Games movie. For some reason, I felt it lent itself better to the big screen. I felt that if you hadn't read the first book, you'd miss out on a lot by just watching the movie. This wasn't as true with the second movie/second book.


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Old 01-21-2014, 03:13 AM
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Why read something you don't like?

But to answer your question- Catching Fire was much closer to the book than Hunger Games, I don't think you missed anything important. It was my favorite of the three. If you don't like the author's style, you won't like Mockingjay any better. Of the three, events in the plot seemed forced and gratuitous.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:18 AM
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I loved the books and the movie, but I agree with others. If you don't like it, don't read it. I tried to read 50 Shades of Grey and hated it so I quit halfway.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:17 AM
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I read all three a long time ago, and truthfully, don't remember the book all that well. That said, I think the movie was pretty darn good, and did a good job of capturing the emotion in the book.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:44 AM
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I thought this movie was MUCH better than the first one. The movies were directed by 2 different people...maybe that's why. To me, the first one would have been hard to follow if you hadn't read the book - at least at first. I didn't like the first one being so shaky (like Blair Witch - HAHA) either.

I still haven't read the final book, but I definitely want to read it before the film is released!

BTW, I am glad to know I'm not the only one to put down 50 Shades midway.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the input. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything good by not finishing the book. I love the story, just not the writing.


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