Fall Books to Read Before the Movies Come Out
newest crop of blockbusters is headed our way—and there's just enough
time left to catch up on the literary originals.
5 of 8
or bust! The Hunger
has been leading up to this climactic battle of wills between totalitarian
President Snow and telegenic backwoods savior Katniss. The previous films have
been relentless over-the-top experiences, from the game machination to Effie's
hairdos. Crowds will swarm the cineplexes on its
November 20. But as Suzanne Collins' epic blasts its way to its
conclusion, it's worth reading (or rereading) the final novel in the series to
meet a quieter and more conflicted Katniss.
— Mark Athitakis