Tagged: epic

Endings

(Don’t worry, no spoilers in the post, may be some in the comments)

The Hunger Games. My favourite series. When I originally read the final installment, I was consumed for weeks. I couldn’t even look at the damned book for a few days. I don’t know why it has such an impact, perhaps it’s the immense journey undertaken by the characters, and as a result, their development. The constant twists that force you to read on and the numerous decisions taken by each character, which makes you ask, “what if…?”.
I understand that it isn’t a literary masterpiece, but I would say it’s a powerful series of books.

I know a lot of people didn’t like the ending of the Hunger Games trilogy.
They say she (Collins) rushed the ending. I sort of agree. They may also dislike the whole of the last book, as Collins tried to expand the universe too much, but I don’t agree.
The departing of some characters was quite sudden, devoting only one or two lines to major characters. However, I think it is rounded off sufficiently, just to give enough information to describe the lives some go on to lead, so that it’s not a cliffhanger, and leaving the rest to the reader.

These are the ending lines of the Hunger Games trilogy:

It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years.

But there are much worse games to play.

Every time I read this, I die a little inside.