05 October 2011
Catching Fire ~ Suzanne Collins
On With The Games ~ Part 2 of the trilogy
Ummmm ... ok ... but ....
I gave a Book 1 a “Reading Excellence” ... fast paced, certainly sucks you in, good plot and characters ... but in Book 2 those characters start to wear thin. The main character, Katniss, becomes a bit wearisome and the two rivals for her affections are too similar in their insipidness. Implausibility seeps in and leads to a bit of eye rolling as you read. And it ends abruptly with a “cliff hanger” that is an unsatisfactory finishing off of the book ... just leaves you hanging.
Push on ... now for Book 3!