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A Ripley Effect: Katniss’s Badass Predecessor

          Tens of millions of books in print of The Hunger Games. The movie raking in mega-bucks in mere weeks. The public has once again embraced a kick-ass action heroine. Katniss rules, as she should. But … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Review: “Destroying Things is Much Easier Than Making Them.”

Like a lot of passionate fans of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, I approached the inevitable movie with trepidation. Sure, the books were written in a spare, cinematic style that lends itself to film. But that hasn’t prevented some spectacular … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: What Suzanne Collins Did Right

It’s been a long time since I could read a book like a reader and not like a writer. What tense is this in? Whose head are we in? How is the writer handling the backstory? And mostly, DO something. … Continue reading

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Twitterpated: adj., confused by affection or infatuation. I hear you, Twitterers. Tweeters? Twits? I know you think people must join you or they will waste away in the new media landscape like zombies with no brains to eat. I hear … Continue reading

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