Hannah finished reading Mockingjay last night, and then we had to sit down and talk about it. I wasn't surprised, but she missed part of the poin of the book--and hence the series--and I didn't want to just let that go.
People claim to dislike Mockingjay because Katniss spends so much time "whining", but really, I think they just can't take the book's inherent nihilism. I don't want to give anything away, but it's scorched earth storytelling, and I think that in that way, it's one of the most successful books of its type that I've ever read.
I'll be interested to see the popular reaction to the third movie and what, if anything, they change about it when it finally comes out.
Sorry I've been away for a few days. I've been lazy. Plus, the blog made ten times more money while I was gone than it usually does, so maybe there's a message there.
Or maybe you guys jut really like the Purple Pants of Power.
Finally, I finished Act I of "Crown of Pluto" last week, handed it off to my wife, and now I'm taking a break. I know I probably shouldn't, but like I said... Lazy.
Sally's not reading the copy of "Pluto" that I gave her, so either I should've given her a copy in booklet form or else I'm just on my own now. Regardless, I need to get back on the horse, but I'm not gonna do it until next week. I just really don't feel like it.
I don't want to race, don't want to write... What am I good for?