I took the liberty to do as a lot of young fans had asked of me. I couldn’t answer yes or no about the Hunger Games. My publisher had to answer that question for me. During the time, it came out as a novel and movie I had pressing engagements to attend. My children saw it but I didn’t ask them about the movie. I wanted to see it for myself. But I see, I’ m several years behind the rave at the recommendation of so many young readers of UnHoly Pursuit. They asked were this book like the Hunger Games.
I see, the book was published in 2008. So, I finally sat down tonight and watched both movies. The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction. But I’ve to admit I haven’t read the book yet. Maybe I’ll get around to it when I’ve another week of several free days on the end. I found the movie very interesting. Quite intriguing. It has a strong message.
The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels published first in 2008 by American novelist Suzanne Collins.
I saw many different literary and historical aspects in movie. The historical aspects I saw reminded me of the selection of fighters from city states in ancient Greek and Rome festivals. Many ancient societies carried on these practices. And many of them were females. I don’t think any were children as they selected in The Hunger Games. But nearly every society we know of, (those who left records behind) made such sacrifices to their gods.
The Hunger Games is a 2008 dystopian novel was in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death.
I assumed the named came panem et circenses :bread and circuses :sustenance and entertainment provided by government to appease public discontent. Because goes back to a Roman term although the sport existed long before ancient Rome. This term came into use because the Romans used gladiator fights as a way of distracting public attention away from important political matters. How was fighting to resolve the issue. I’ve no idea. But this same practice used during slavery in America.
I saw elements of Romeo and Juliet, The Fifth Element, The Lottery, The ancient Greek Olympians, The Wizard of Oz, The Prize, and tab bits of the Matrix.
It reminded me of Mad Max in their effort to control the poor through genocide. The uprising of when the poor learns the truth has occurred repeatedly throughout human history. Despite recognizing many elements, I found it very emotional and daring. What captured my heart was Katniss standing in for her little sister.
Now to answer the question I have been asked on more than one occasion. I’m sorry to say as intriguing as the Hunger Games are the UnHoly Pursuit Saga aren’t the same storyline. The UnHoly Pursuit Saga were written before 2008. By 2008 was perhaps when the last of series were being written. But I will say this, well, the senseless, relentless hunting of Ana BuFaye for strange, asinine purposes I guess you could say it is similar to the Hunger Games. The betrayals and heartaches are plenty but not exactly the same reasons. In the UnHoly Pursuit Saga people are fighting to keep things like the Panem from happening.
I hope this answers your questions. 🙂 Happy Reading.