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Quophi Aletse
21st April 2011, 05:23 PM
well all interested, we can start with this book .....

Hunger Games
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summary:
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.


at ur nearest library for all interested ....

ps: the suggestion of another book rather than this is also gravy ... something to get the ball rolling

Chapati
21st April 2011, 10:01 PM
i prefer african novels

Quophi Aletse
21st April 2011, 10:28 PM
i prefer african novels

me de3 firi ho ko lolololol ......

ok propose an african novel and lets proceed form there

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
22nd April 2011, 06:21 PM
I've been looking for the e-book version of the novel 'haven't gotten it yet but count me in Quophi. As for Chaps don't mind her and her African novel whatchumacall it LOL

Quophi Aletse
22nd April 2011, 07:15 PM
I've been looking for the e-book version of the novel 'haven't gotten it yet but count me in Quophi. As for Chaps don't mind her and her African novel whatchumacall it LOL

u can get it at a library but here u go pope

http://www.mediafire.com/?vn2jkjznzyl ....

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
22nd April 2011, 07:19 PM
u can get it at a library but here u go pope

http://www.mediafire.com/?vn2jkjznzyl ....

Thanks bro.

Fashion Yaa
22nd April 2011, 09:13 PM
normally not my cup o tea but Imma check it out today at the library =)


for an african novel, I would recommend EXCHANGE IS NOT ROBBERY (its an imagined biography of a nicelegs girl in Ghana) I forget the name of the author but its bombastic

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
23rd April 2011, 02:03 PM
So far so good. Quophi, the method of putting the teenagers names multiple times in the reaping for tesserae is what caught me wondering.' Will be back later when i'm done. I'm loving it. :)

Quophi Aletse
23rd April 2011, 09:20 PM
So far so good. Quophi, the method of putting the teenagers names multiple times in the reaping for tesserae is what caught me wondering.' Will be back later when i'm done. I'm loving it. :)

the suspense in the book is too much to put it down .....

Intellectual Pirate
23rd April 2011, 09:36 PM
Ok, i am in

Quophi Aletse
25th April 2011, 07:11 PM
ok so structures are established in society ....... unfair structures that depend on haves and have-not for its very survival.... children are brought into this world and inherit the class of their parents, in the case of the book, the district as a class of their parents ...... and participate within the confinements of that districts ....

majority of people are programmed to participate in violent competitions and survival of the fittest games by structures of society..... this brings the worst out of human beings in general which the structures of society in turn inform the people that human nature is to be blamed for their(societal structures/institutions) programming....

this is the parallel i got/im getting from this book .....

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
25th April 2011, 07:39 PM
In reality such unfortunate scenes,ie The Reaping, are re-enacted indirectly by children who by no fault of their are made to bear the brunt of society's injustices.

As portrayed by the mayor, the cowardly and selfish nature of the so called authority figures in the totalitarian community would rather condone the evils,become marionettes always ready to be manipulated by the powers that be than stand up to the puppet master.

I wonder why there's nobody crazy enough to stand against the institution ?

Quophi what's your take on this idea- that there is a possibility of having the concept of the Hunger Games although we're dealing with a dystopian novel(if i may call it so)unravel somewhere in the near future considering our present economic crisis ?

Quophi Aletse
28th April 2011, 07:54 PM
In reality such unfortunate scenes,ie The Reaping, are re-enacted indirectly by children who by no fault of their are made to bear the brunt of society's injustices.

As portrayed by the mayor, the cowardly and selfish nature of the so called authority figures in the totalitarian community would rather condone the evils,become marionettes always ready to be manipulated by the powers that be than stand up to the puppet master.

I wonder why there's nobody crazy enough to stand against the institution ?

Quophi what's your take on this idea- that there is a possibility of having the concept of the Hunger Games although we're dealing with a dystopian novel(if i may call it so)unravel somewhere in the near future considering our present economic crisis ?

well it is a possibility but the future is never set in stone ..... but if it keeps goin on like this .... the current energy the world is stuck in collectively(changes are happening though) keeps evolving ... our kids will do horrible things beyond our imagination ....

Quophi Aletse
2nd May 2011, 06:57 AM
ok so next book .... the novel fashion yaa recommended????

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
8th May 2011, 06:31 AM
Peeta and Katniss' "staged star crossed lovers" dynamic is interesting. It's also reflective of the pretentious nature most relationships are built on. Like in a popular saying, " Everybody wants something from everybody"

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
8th May 2011, 06:32 AM
ok so next book .... the novel fashion yaa recommended????

I couldn't find the e-book version so i've had the book put on hold at my local library. 'will get to it when it's ready for pick up.

Fashion Yaa
9th June 2011, 06:35 AM
There is a free Kindle Reading app for this book.....according to Amazon....okay, sounds good. EXCHANGE IS NOT ROBBERY is written by John M Chernoff. The cover has a woman smiling with eyes closed and possibly lying on a bed but its not obvious because only half of her face shows.

Fashion Yaa
9th June 2011, 06:42 AM
The book takes a perculiar look at the streetsmarts of an immigrant woman who chooses unconventionaly work in Ghana.

Q' lypse
10th June 2011, 04:25 PM
something u guys nice u guys got goin on here

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
10th June 2011, 05:02 PM
There are countless unforgettable moments in this book.A few which got me in stitches was the protagonists-Hawa's squabble with Woman which was beyond hilarious although her grievances were serious and reasonable.Then there is this other dialogue between Hawa and the boy who needed Hawa's "technical know-how on abortion that too was a killer ! Moreso, the writer having chosen to write the whole novel as was spoken by the main character makes the book a laugh riot.

Fashionista, thanks for recommending this book. I'll be reading Hustling Is Not Stealing next.

Fashion Yaa
14th July 2011, 07:17 PM
i just got Hustinglin is not Stealing, it too a long time to arrive....in any case Im glad you like the series!!!!
There are countless unforgettable moments in this book.A few which got me in stitches was the protagonists-Hawa's squabble with Woman which was beyond hilarious although her grievances were serious and reasonable.Then there is this other dialogue between Hawa and the boy who needed Hawa's "technical know-how on abortion that too was a killer ! Moreso, the writer having chosen to write the whole novel as was spoken by the main character makes the book a laugh riot.

Fashionista, thanks for recommending this book. I'll be reading Hustling Is Not Stealing next.

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
15th July 2011, 02:43 AM
Fashionista,the books are just exhilarating. The author's style of writing is interesting. LOVE IT !

Fashion Yaa
21st July 2011, 08:34 PM
Pope I agree, I am close to finishing Hustlin is Not Stealing and I must say its even better the second time around, I realize what complex creatures we Ghanaians are.

Pope since this is the prequal to Exchange is Not Robbery, i dont wanna be the spoiler til you get your hands on it as well. What is great is that Chernoff provides a lot of his annotated dissertations right in the begining of the book so as not to give the reader an impression that when Hawa is downtrodden.....for instance when she laughs at being "spoiled" by an Indian man in Kumasi or when she leaves her polygamous marraige or when she brings several SEVERAL lodging of complaints against "jons" who either beat her up or refused to pay due to her unwillingness to perform "deviant sex"(blowjobs) to teh Ghana police service-who actually stand up for her and successfully ensure she gets her pay(especially in cases where the jon is a Lebanese)....whew....in any case I find that the dissertations will help the non-acclaimated reader of Ghanaian ways.

Does this make sues Pope? Do you too feel that the citations in Exchange is Not Robbery were helpful?

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
22nd July 2011, 06:38 PM
'Makes a lot of sense Fashionista. For me, EINR is hilarious yet awful in terms of the experiences of the protagonist. Talk about Hawa's ashawo exploits for example whiles Chernoff's style of writing paints a vivid picture of the horrible life of a prostitute he still manages to draw the reader into the social life of the african community in a cunningly funny way.

The citations were very very helpful especially for readers like me who have little or no knowledge about some of the cultures and lingos addressed in the book. I never knew there was something called "small father ,junior father and Senior father" haha

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
28th July 2011, 05:27 PM
well all interested, we can start with this book .....

Hunger Games
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iUvFbIGZTho/TZiISrgrvSI/AAAAAAAAANU/-upIlSo4ZjE/s1600/hungerCover.jpg
summary:
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.


at ur nearest library for all interested ....

ps: the suggestion of another book rather than this is also gravy ... something to get the ball rolling
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This book is coming to the silver screen in 2012

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Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
26th March 2012, 03:30 PM
well all interested, we can start with this book .....

Hunger Games
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iUvFbIGZTho/TZiISrgrvSI/AAAAAAAAANU/-upIlSo4ZjE/s1600/hungerCover.jpg
summary:
Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.


at ur nearest library for all interested ....

ps: the suggestion of another book rather than this is also gravy ... something to get the ball rolling

The appetite for "The Hunger Games" was even more voracious than experts predicted.
The Lionsgate movie based on the best-selling young-adult novel raked in an estimated $155 million in its opening weekend, according to the studio, giving it the third-best debut in North American box office history.

The massive total for "Hunger Games" more than doubles the opening weekend of the first film in the "Twilight" franchise, another set of films that sprang from a young-adult series.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star in the dystopian fantasy, based on the first book in the Suzanne Collins trilogy about a future society in which teenagers are forced to battle to the death.
The $155 million estimate was reported by Exhibitor Relations Co., which compiles the box office totals tallied by studios. Final weekend numbers will be available Monday.
Experts had initially projected a $100 million opening for "Hunger Games," then revised their guesses as high as $140 million as fan fever soared, fueled by the books' success and a canny marketing campaign.
The weekend's $155 million easily gives "The Hunger Games" the record for the biggest March opening ever, besting the $116 million debut of "Alice in Wonderland" in 2010, and shows a blockbuster release is not limited to the summer and holiday seasons, as long presumed.
"Hunger Games" is already the highest-grossing movie in the history of Lionsgate, which has announced the sequel, "Catching Fire," will be released November 22, 2013.

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Fashion Yaa
26th March 2012, 05:09 PM
omg we was suppose to be c
bookCLUBBING this book

oh wow Im slipping in this moderating game

Fashion Yaa
2nd April 2012, 10:38 AM
Soo Pope did u see it, was it good as book
The appetite for "The Hunger Games" was even more voracious than experts predicted.
The Lionsgate movie based on the best-selling young-adult novel raked in an estimated $155 million in its opening weekend, according to the studio, giving it the third-best debut in North American box office history.

The massive total for "Hunger Games" more than doubles the opening weekend of the first film in the "Twilight" franchise, another set of films that sprang from a young-adult series.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star in the dystopian fantasy, based on the first book in the Suzanne Collins trilogy about a future society in which teenagers are forced to battle to the death.
The $155 million estimate was reported by Exhibitor Relations Co., which compiles the box office totals tallied by studios. Final weekend numbers will be available Monday.
Experts had initially projected a $100 million opening for "Hunger Games," then revised their guesses as high as $140 million as fan fever soared, fueled by the books' success and a canny marketing campaign.
The weekend's $155 million easily gives "The Hunger Games" the record for the biggest March opening ever, besting the $116 million debut of "Alice in Wonderland" in 2010, and shows a blockbuster release is not limited to the summer and holiday seasons, as long presumed.
"Hunger Games" is already the highest-grossing movie in the history of Lionsgate, which has announced the sequel, "Catching Fire," will be released November 22, 2013.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120320100640-hunger-games-taining-center-story-top.jpg

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
2nd April 2012, 12:17 PM
Soo Pope did u see it, was it good as book


Yes I did see it but IMO the book is more riveting than the movie although the movie did justice to some scenes from the book. eg. the jostling for weapons/supplies scene at cornucopia. I think they were able to pull off the flaming costume of the DIST 12 tribute.