Break 2

I think the issue is simply a matter of what the author can write. She can write people running around killing each other quite well. (She can’t write it realistically, but she can certainly write it.) She can also do a decent job writing about movie stars who get delicious food, covered in makeup, and then have to do various TV-related activities, I just don’t care to read about that.

She can’t write anything else. And that’s the problem. In the other books, she was mostly in her comfort zone. The actual content was reprehensible, to say nothing of unresearched, but at least there was content.

So here’s what should have happened:

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Mockingjay Ch8

Last time on Mockingjay, Katniss was Jesus, the protagonist of a B action flick, then the sort of asshole who prefers to look at a burning hospital and say that they’re probably all dead so it’s more important to swear vengeance than to concern herself with saving anyone. I’m pretty sure these things are only all compatible with the help of some of the especially apocryphal books.

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