The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

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Stepping out of my usual genres, I ended 2023 reading (well, skimming really) 'The Hunger Games' to find new writing inspiration in a masterwork. I’m guessing you've been there, done that ... but TBH, teen fantasy isn’t aimed at me and the binge was only triggered when the new fourth instalment was recommended. 'The Running Man' - a 1980s, Arnie, all action flick - flashes through my mind for survival games. The Hunger Games (Book 1) Click here to get it on Amazon Diving into Collins' world is a breeze. The prose flows effortlessly, with perfect analogies for vivid story moments. I often pictured Collins churning out word…

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Road to Surrender by Evan Thomas

Click here to get Road to Surrender on Amazon This book focuses tightly on a handful of politicians and senior military officers involved in America's decision to bomb Japan, as well as Japan's surrender in World War II. I scanned from about chapter 5, so this is not a review, but I'd suggest the audiobook if it grabs you. On the eve of the new film Oppenheimer and Biden's moral outrage at Russia's nuclear sabre-rattling over Ukraine, this book reveals the uncomfortable reality of America's atomic bombing in 1945. Japan's fanatical war-mongering elites incited and marched their country to its…

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