Collins’s blockbuster: The Hunger Games

Collins' The Hunger Games CoverLike so many books before it, the film version of The Hunger Games failed to do the novel justice. Usually, this happens because the plot and characters in a beloved book have filled and informed our own imagination, giving us our own unique experience of it. My mental picture of Frodo and Gandalf, for instance, were vastly different from Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen—even if Viggo Mortenson was eerily similar to my image of Aragorn. (And Peter Jackson’s take on Gollum was so much better than mine!)Read More