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Five Fascinating Facts about The Hunger Games

Well, well, here’s some interesting facts about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

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1. The idea for The Hunger Games came to author Suzanne Collins while channel-hopping between coverage of the invasion of Iraq and a reality TV show. The idea began to form in her mind of a narrative which concerned a televised fight to the death. The theme of the series has led critics to draw comparisons with similar works, principally Battle Royale, a 1999 novel by Japanese author Koushun Takami, but the idea of a dystopian future world in which people fight each other as part of a television programme is found in a novel by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman), The Running Man (1982).

2. The author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, was one of the writers on the 1990s teen TV show Clarissa Explains It AllCollins worked in television for many years during the 1990s; her other television writing credits included Clifford’s Puppy…

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Marie A Bailey

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        1. Indeed, you are not the only one 🙂 Actually, I wasn’t even interested in the movie but my husband wanted to see it. (We watched it on Netflix.) Now, after reading the post from Interesting Literature, I’m thinking the books might be better than the movies.


    1. Hey, Luanne! I’m starting to lean toward the books. But my to-be-read tower is so tall … talk about the Leaning Tower! I guess being crushed by my books might be an ok way to die … 😉


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