Combining the past, present, and future

Though technically a teen book, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is getting a lot of notice with the recent release of the second in a proposed trilogy (Catching Fire) and movie rights purchased by Lionsgate.

Collins steals a little from Shirley Jackson’s classic short story, The Lottery, and adds a bit of an old Schwarzenegger film called The Running Man but then spices it up with contemporary “reality TV” culture, all set in the futuristic remains of North America.

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