AI: Happy Hunger Games!


So this week has been Hunger Games week: I traveled across the country to meet some of the craziest people alive (the ones responsible for this fantastic fan site), and, so far, we’ve watched the movie three times. Therefore, I am physically incapable of talking about anything else.

The good thing is that Collins’s books give us a lot to talk about. So I’ll just jump to the questions (and may the odds be ever in your favor):

Have you read the Hunger Games trilogy? Have you watched the movie? Do you think society is truly headed that way? Of all the symbolisms present, which do you think is most telling of our current prejudices?

If you haven’t read the books, please, please do. They’re magnificent, and Katniss is one hell of a character.

The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it to appear every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesdays at 3pm ET.

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  1. I only heard of the Hunger Games maybe a week ago, now every website I go to is talking about it. I feel left out. If it turns into some big cultural touchstone I might read it.

  2. I've read the trilogy, as well as watched the movie, and both are amazing. I actually like the movie better, because it dwells a lot less on the awkward Katniss/Peeta thing that's going on. I think the books, especially the third, have a lot of relevance to the skeptical movement – of questioning what's happening, not simply accepting it. I love the third book especially because you don't know who to trust, and it poses the question, what if the enemy of your enemy is not somone you necessarily want as your friend? What if the people who are fighting on your side are still doing things you don't think are right? It avoids moral black-and-white and explores the grey area.

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