Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Anything but a mockery
I finished Mockingjay in one sitting. I am in awe of Suzanne Collins. She has been elevated to my favourite author of all time. This last book in The Hunger Games trilogy had me scared of the monumental let down I've experienced with other authors. Collins wove a story full of twists and turns that left me always guessing what would happen next. The action, raw and real in a way that most stories don't attempt. But I love that grit, that realism. She depicts human character so realistically it gives me goose bumps. This series is over now and I want to weep because it's so hard to find an author/book that so completely hooks me as The Hunger Games did. These books were so up my alley in every single way I imagine they were secretly written for me. Yeah, right. There are not enough words to properly praise this finale. I hope one day I will be able to write a story a tenth--no--one hundredth as good as this. But as Suzanne Collins so artfully concluded this book "there are much worse games to play."