In 2009 it fell in my hands The hunger games, a novel Suzanne Collins I started reading without any expectations and it hooked me until the end of not being able to put it down until you reach the end point. In that moment I knew that I was going to give much of himself. Indeed, the trilogy became a huge success, with more than 100 million readers, and hooked to a generation that found in Katniss Everdeen to a true heroine.
A world that is dystopian in which the survival, the injustices, the camaraderie and the love of playing an important role. As was predictable, the story ended up in the cinema a collection of films that were a real box-office success and became a Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutchersonin the trio of the moment.
Now, eleven years later, Collins returns, this June 3, with the prequel of this story: Ballad of songbirds, and snakes. Set 64 years before the story of Katniss Everdeen, takes us back to the Dark Days of Panema country that tries to recover among the ashes of a recent rebellion.
The great enemy of Katniss was the Coriolanus Snowa president tyrannical, sadistic, and cruel. This new installment focuses on his past and allows us to explore their origin. Now is young and full of ambition. He becomes the mentor of a tribute from district 12. Your main complement is a white rose genetically modified to hide the smell of blood on his breath. In addition, they say that his face is similar to that of a snake.
It may be that one of the keys to the success of this saga have to do with the connection that you have with reality tv that both succeed. “I send my tributes into an updated version of the games of the roman gladiators, which is a bloodthirsty government that forces its citizens to fight to death to way of popular entertainment. Your way, the public games of the romans and of the reality shows is a character in itself. You can respond with great enthusiasm or play a role in your elimination,” explains the author.
Beyond the phenomenon of fan who has been The hunger gamesthe saga has influences of philosophical and policies that adapt to a reality closer to ours than to the dummy.
“I’ve been so obsessed with this book that I carried with me up to when I went to eat it outside and hid it under the table to be able to continue reading… The Hunger Games it’s amazing,” he said in his day Stephenie Meyer, author of another of the sagas juveniles of most successful in recent times: Twilight.
First we will be able to read it, but the story of Ballad of songbirds, and snakes you will also have your own movie that will have the address of Francis Lawrence (In Flames, Sinsajo: Parte 1 and Sinsajo: Part 2), the production Nina Jacobson and the screenwriter Michael Arndt.