Catching Fire

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Catching Fire

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Catching Fire

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Catching Fire I have so far read the first two books in the series and I am having trouble finding the reason for their popularity. Both of the books so far have come across to me in two parts: the first part is outside of the arena of the games; the second part in inside of the arena.

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Once Collins pulls her characters into the arena, the books have been a page turning extravaganza keeping me up too late. However, it takes entirely too long to get there, and as good as Collins is with action is how bad she is with exposition and explanation. I think for me this is because I still cannot suspend disbelief about the world Collins builds and I keep questioning its logic as a coherent world. The first half of the books have both been slow and plodding and full of contradictions (or apparent contradictions if you want to give her the benefit of the doubt). That this exists at all is confusing and brought into stark contrast with the even smaller world she builds within the games themselves and is fantastic.

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My sense is that she should have undertaken the excision that Rowling does as she continues on in the series where the outside world just ceases to exist. That will not be possible in the third book because the compelling part of the series this far has been destroyed. My only hope is that her prowess for action will carry over to the final book, which I will move along to shortly. By: J. Edgar Mihelic "Iconoclast, Juggernaut"

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Wouldn’t say this book was as good as the first. However, it held my attention and kept me wanting more. This one is a little slow starting…but picks up pace, so stick with it! I am excited to read the third.

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And as I said in the first book review, I would not let my child read this. Ever. Some people may see it fit to let a child read this series, but I do not. (Considering the series is about a yearly game where kids are put in an arena to kill each other and see who is the last one standing.)This book also had some pretty sexually suggestive material. Great for an adult, or late teens though! Catching Fire 🙂 By: avid reader

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Catching Fire

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