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5 Great Fantasy Books That Break The Mold (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

I first heard about Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games on a flight between Philly and Birmingham last Christmas. A young woman, late twenties early thirties, was reading it and her seatmate asked her about it. One of the best books she ever read, she enthused and went on to talk about the story. I don't usually read popular fiction but I could tell this woman was intelligent and I thought, "I'll look into that when my reading list goes down a bit." The first volume came to me by chance shortly after the movie came out and broke box office records. I thought I'd start it and if it was corny or awful, set it aside. It took me about ten days to read all three volumes, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Mockingjay. The last time I was this involved in works of fiction was Richard Stark's final three Parker novels, and The Hunger Games blew those out of the water. I suppose it...

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