I’d avoided reading this for a couple of reasons. 1) the band wagon already looked pretty full. 2) I didn’t like the cover very much–it looked too thriller-ish at 1st glance–though, now, I get the relevance. 3) The title even sounded thriller-ish.
Anyhoo, I recently won a copy and so ended up with the title in my kindle and thought I’d set about immediately to discover what all the fuss is about.
Am I glad I did?
Yes, I found the opening to be a bit of a struggle–but I’m well known for my perseverance.
Yes, I thought there was a lot to absorb with the way the world was set, and all the different Districts and whatnot.
But like with any decent read, the more you read, the more you understand, and the more you want to read–and soon, I couldn’t put it down.
This turned out to be a cracking read (once I’d come to terms with the present tense narration) and I shall be reading Catching Fire pretty soon.