Yep, I am suffering a massive book hangover after my all-weekend reading spree. I still can’t believe that I stayed up all night reading Mockingjay, but it was just too hard to put down. After seeing the movie, I was actually a bit indifferent about reading the books. The movie left me with the impression they were leaving a lot out, but I was only mildly curious to find out what had been cut. I managed about twenty pages or so in the first sitting, but once I picked up The Hunger Games Friday afternoon and sat down to have a good (uninterrupted) read, I found I couldn’t stop.
Since I saw the movie before I read the books, my mental image of what things looked like in the first book was pretty much what I’d already seen. And every time Haymitch spoke up, I heard Woody Harrelson’s voice dripping sarcasm which, frankly, I thought was great. I’m not sure anyone else could have played him better. Same for Donald Sutherland as President Snow – he makes such a good villain!
Read no further if you’ve not already read the books. Spoilers abound. Sort of.