As requested in the book thread
And I couldn't be happier I now have someone to talk to about it all. I've just spent 5 days re-reading them. They're in my wooden chest I have full of my favourite books that I keep pulling out to read over and over. I think the last time I read them I was pg with dd so maybe two years ago.
The books are a lot better than the movies, but I felt the firsts is deviated a little too far from the book for my liking (just the usual leaving parts out, changing bits around and not mentioning things I felt to be important eg that the mutts at the cornucopia were the deceased tributes) but the next two movies have stayed quite true but I'm pretty happy.
I have been wondering other people's take on this: the quarter quell for the 75th games. Was the envelope changed, or do you think the plan was to always reap from the existing pool of victors? It never says in the book, and it's a little too convenient a solution so I believe it was changed... But then I go on to doubt myself and think I am just being overly cynical