The Hunger Games: The ArchiveMatt Bird
Let’s do one last post before the holidays to archive the Hunger Games posts I’ve done over the years:
- I just did a post where I annotated the first twelve pages, then I did four follow-ups:
- Rulebook Casefile: The “Drown the Cat” Intro in “The Hunger Games”
- Storyteller’s Rulebook: Get to the Premise Quickly (Even if It Means Skipping Some Set-Up)
- Storyteller’s Rulebook: Juxtapose the Melodramatic with the Mundane
- Rulebook Casefile: How “The Hunger Games” Fills the Reader In on What’s Going On
But I had lots of posts before that as well (and most of them were a lot more critical than my recent posts):
- I talked about how the book gratifies our dark urges (and the discussion continued in the comments)
- I got in a discussion about The Monotonous Intensity Problem
- I talked about how the story has a problem with presenting obstacles rather than conflicts.
- I talked about how the book cleverly takes a classic myth and regrows it from a seed.
- I talked about how Collins paid her dues.
- And I talked about how Katniss’s callousness goes too far.