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I originally posted this back in November, but why not join in the mass hyping of the movie? I’ll post my review of the film tomorrow when it goes to press. Let the games begin!

Jeff Marker

Like most people who have read it, I became absolutely smitten and fascinated by Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. I write about and teach film, and the buzz is that the adaptations of Collins’ trilogy are going to become the next big cinematic phenomenon. I thought I should be prepared. Also, it seems half of the avid readers I know have raved about it. So, lest I fall completely out of the pop culture conversation, I picked it up. Then I could not put it down. The past month has been – no exaggeration – one of the busiest months of my life, yet somehow I found time to read this book.

You’re likely aware of the premise. The novel is set in Panem, the land mass once known as North America. Panem is divided into the Capitol, a posh city that houses all of the wealth and power…

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