tee’s review of Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) > Likes and Comments

85 likes · Like
Comments (showing 1-48 of 48) (48 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam This is a great review. Thanks.

message 2: by tee (new)

tee Thanks for reading, Adam!

message 3: by Faye (new)

Faye Oliver I laughed SO HARD it was amazing :')

message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Love this! I started reading your review before I finished the book and it made me aware of ALL THE QUESTIONS, which started irritating me more than anything else in this annoying book. So Thank YOU!

message 5: by Shelley (new)

Shelley Love love love your review! Mad magazine did a hilarious take on The Hunger Games, calling Katniss Catfood Aspercream. This series and the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy are proof positive that anyone can get a shitty book published.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Totally agree on the subject of sentences starting with conjunctions. Some of the paragraphs are ENTIRELY COMPOSED OF FRAGMENTS! Where are the editors?!?

message 7: by Shelley (new)

Shelley Paperbackswap.com is a great way to unload one's unwanted shitty books. It's been my experience that the shittier the book, the faster it gets snatched up. If bookshelves could talk I swear they would whisper thank effing god that tripe is off the shelf.

The writing only gets worse in the third book. There are way more paragraphs composed of sentence fragments with the majority of the fragments being two and three words. Works in poetry, not in crappy YA fiction. If there were any editors, they clearly had clocked out and gone on lengthy tropical vacations.

message 8: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Sawyer I noticed the questions too and got thoroughly annoyed with them. If you haven't already, don't read the Fifty Shades books because they are full of this kind of shit then shackled with sexual acts that all see, to go the same way.

message 9: by Cyrus (new)

Cyrus Victoriano lol you really did write it all down! I'm impressed but I'm gonna use this to answer a few of my own.

message 10: by Owen (new)

Owen Williams Epic. And so correct.

message 11: by Sarahmulloon (new)

Sarahmulloon i didnt read the whole thing was to lazy .-.

message 12: by Bianca (new)

Bianca :)))

message 13: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Gul Great review.
Though a possible benefit of having a paperback copy would be that it could, perchance, accidentally catch fire.

message 14: by Taylor (new)

Taylor I LOVED IT !!! In Fact, it is my FAVORITE one of the three !!!! >:(

message 15: by Robb (new)

Robb the book your talking about must not be catching fire because you gave it one star this book took me away from the world away from the stress away from the haters like you sooooooo if you think this is a dumb book then screw y'all

message 16: by BraveLightGirl (new)

BraveLightGirl Thank you for pointing out the obvious!

I think this author has a loathing of women. It seems she tried to create/explore the strong female lead in Hunger Games but then went on to create a useless desperate Katniss in Catching Fire and then added insult to the fire but dumbing down every single female character in the book. Probably a reflection of herself really and her own insanity.

Here's my review, would love to hear your feedback. I think I was much harsher than you to say the least.


message 17: by Erica (new)

Erica Forsyth Wow they should really have a maximum amount of words allowed for reviews because this is too dang long. P.s its actually an awesome book

message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Wow, so glad I "read" this as an audiobook, the fragments and other horrible sentence structure are much less obvious. The questions though are still annoying as hell! Not to mention Katniss as a character makes me want to punch her in the face.

message 19: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Shoda Your entitled to your own opinion but...
the book is AMAZING
you don't know watcha missing

message 20: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon I couldn't be bothered to read this entire thing and I'm sure you could find something more constructive to do with your time.

message 21: by Erica (new)

Erica Forsyth Rhiannon wrote: "I couldn't be bothered to read this entire thing and I'm sure you could find something more constructive to do with your time."

Ha ah so true!

message 22: by Nicole ♥ (new)

Nicole ♥ I loved the book, but with you pointing this out I do feel rather annoyed with the writing, and I got a huge laugh. I love your reviews.

message 23: by Taylor (new)

Taylor yknow.what ? i didnt even notice ! neither did my whole frickin class - if u find the questions annoying then u get ticked off way too easily. ive read alot of books and this one is by FAR the best , appart from Lord of the Rings : the two towers. but at the end of the day this is all opinion . not fact. neither is my reveiw .

oh . and also : how many books have YOU written , published and recieved many , many awards for ?
dont u DARE try and convince all the bookworms on goodreads that its shit .

u`ll cause them to toss the idea of reading this book out of therw minds.

dont reply to this reveiew

message 24: by Nedda (new)

Nedda THANK YOU! I am so glad somebody else was bothered by the incessant and incredibly irritating questions Katniss keeps asking herself. This book was written for kids and the lack of sophistication in the writing reflects just that.

message 25: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon May I also add... Katniss had post traumatic stress. I completely understand if people don't particularly like Mockingjay. But how can you not like Catching Fire? I prefer Catching Fire of the three books. Though that is just my opinion and as much as I respect yours I don't agree with it.

message 26: by Grace2000 (new)

Grace2000 You're a pissy pete. That's all I have to say about this review.

message 27: by Willie (new)

Willie What do u expect? Everything that comes out in a trilogy now days gets praise no matter how shitty they are. It's all about entertainment and no actual intellectual value. Great review!

message 28: by Chadwyatt (new)

Chadwyatt This book is good because it picked up exactly where the last one left off. It also has a very descriptive plot and portrays the characters very well. This book is for people who like action an battle.

message 29: by Faith (new)

Faith Lmaoooooooooooo :'( No, this was too much, yet so true ..

message 30: by Austin Dutter (new)

Austin Dutter this review is dumb CATCHING FIRE FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!

message 31: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson The questions Katniss asked revealed her personality and mindset during events that could but raise questions. As she asked them, the plot answered them. It's sad how ppl intentionally write poor reviews for great books in a desperate attempt to gain attention they likely didn't receive as children.

message 32: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson Btw, conjunctions are not flaws in novels when the character is speaking as someone would be expected to, given the conditions of life. You obviously don't understand literature.

message 33: by Thor (new)

Thor Christensen I actually like the book - but that doesn't mean that I didn't love your review as well ;-) Hilarious!

message 34: by tee (new)

tee Charles wrote: "You obviously don't understand literature."

Not a great argument considering that this book bore closer resemblance to a bloated turd than a piece of actual writing. I totally didn't get enough attention as a child and that's definitely why I spent my time shitting out this review. Are you psychic or a doctor or something omg.

To everyone else saying that my review sucked or was too long, I basically just cut and paste half the bullshit in the actual book. So, point proven. Happy Halloween dickwads.

message 35: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson Some ppl live to write bad reviews just to get a little attention. I'd bet the majority of your reviews are below three stars, as if you have the initial credibility to spit on the work of those who are more successful in their endeavors than you. I've given you all the attention you've been begging for via poor reviews.

message 36: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson Some ppl live to write bad reviews just to get a little attention. I'd bet the majority of your reviews are below three stars, as if you have the initial credibility to spit on the work of those who are more successful in their endeavors than you. I've given you all the attention you've been begging for via poor reviews.

message 37: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson Some ppl live to write bad reviews just to get a little attention. I'd bet the majority of your reviews are below three stars, as if you have the initial credibility to spit on the work of those who are more successful in their endeavors than you. I've given you all the attention you've been begging for via poor reviews.

message 38: by tee (last edited Nov 01, 2014 02:13PM) (new)

tee You have no idea who I am or what I've achieved. You're the one stooping to shitty levels by attempting to attack my character and my upbringing simply because I listed all the questions a character asked in a YA novel. The last thing I want in life is attention from some knob who takes a cheeky book review so seriously and besides, I hadn't even bothered to check the comments on this review in several years. Obviously gagging for the attention. Get a life dude.

message 39: by Charles (new)

Charles Watson Most ppl read books that interest them. Those who tend to write tons of shitty reviews tend to read books they either know they are not interested in or maybe could be interested in but has decided the type of review they would write before the first chapter is read. I'm not against negative reviews. I can distinguish negative yet constructive reviews from senselessly negative reviews. You represent the type of reader who reads books for the sake of searching for something to complain about. The book annoyed you because the personality of the main character would annoy you in real life. If that's the case, why read a book about someone you'd speak to in the same manner you wrote your review. The person who needs to get a life is the one who reads entire books that don't interest them beyond providing a way to vent and indirectly ask for attention. This is my final comment. I won't read the following.

message 40: by tee (new)

tee To get into a debate with me and then refuse to listen to my side of the story is just jerk-behaviour, so I hope you read this. I have to say you are just so far off the mark with me being an attention seeker, haha. I'm so uncomfortable with attention and haven't been on goodreads much since my popularity increased. There's not much I dislike more than than the spotlight being on me, whether that be for positive or negative reasons.

I also don't read books merely to hate them. I guess the proof is in my ratings history, with my average book review on this site being 3.36 and this being one of the only 1 star ratings that I bothered to write a review for. I actually read this book because I liked the first one and was completely thrown by how poor it was compared to the initial novel. That's how I came to write this review, not because it's my goal in life to track down crappy books.

I don't mind it when people write things that are probably true, that I'm miserable, or have too much time to waste, or should do something better with my time, or I'm childish or whatever. But when someone comes along and professes to know how I work, or spouts stuff that is just not true, then it irks me.

You're just way too mad over a negative review on a book that you liked and need to stop attacking me personally because of it.

message 41: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! Schoolmarming on the Internet - so silly and useless! I'm sorry you got shat on by a tool.

message 42: by Book (new)

Book Worm tee wrote: "Thanks for reading, Adam!"

tee wrote: "Thanks for reading, Adam!"

this is a stupid review sorry to be a buzz kill

message 43: by Karthik (new)

Karthik Thrikkadeeri I agree with you very much. This whole narrative of Collins is so f*cking annoying! In fact, the few times she comes up with good stories it drowns because of the whole other tonne of bullshit in this book. Now I'm not sure you could even understand what I just said but I'm sure you catch the gist.

message 44: by Bri (new)

Bri I completely agree with what Charles said. I've read many book in many genres and styles, including classics, and to me, this trilogy was one of the most, if not THE most brilliantly written set of books. It reads as if you're in Katniss's mind, and it gives great insight into her thoughts and personality as she watches the rebellion unfold. I never got bored, and I NEVER got annoyed by the questions, because I was asking them with her, and as Charles said, the plot answers them as you go. The way she asks the questions is a realistic way a person would think. She's assessing the situation: Could this have happened? Was he thinking this? Or am I just this? It makes you start to think about it well, and keeps you intrigued. Plus, she really doesn't ask THAT many questions...this review makes it feels like it's every other sentence. I really don't understand how anyone could feel this way about the book, but apparently people do. I guess some people just like CERTAIN types of books. I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed this series, ESPECIALLY CF, and I have reread quite a few times. it's a great story.

message 45: by Diogo (new)

Diogo Ogawa "The absence of water intensifies my thirst." (chapter 19)
Quite curious observation..

message 46: by Spencer Won (new)

Spencer Won You shouldn't give Susan dis-credit. At least she actually wrote a book, unlike you.

message 47: by Pikachu Girl (new)

Pikachu Girl this book was terrible and way too much complaing.
1. Im sure you can go on without Peeta especially when he trie to kill you.
2.Let me think…Oh yeah! You dont need to be so demanding

message 48: by Bridgette (last edited Mar 11, 2015 07:45AM) (new)

Bridgette Readers-advisor The quality of writing really sucks these days in general. Sadly, especially in YA but with adults too, people just eat it up without even questioning the quality of the writing. Most readers have no standards anymore and publishers are happy to keep pushing the same formulaic garbage out as long as people keep buying it. It's sad that teens look up to crap like this when there is so much actually good writing out there. But alas, they will grow up and read James Patterson like their parents do. It's like everything else in our culture - we want it mindlessly entertaining and there is no real depth or lasting meaning. Great review anyway. Writers like Collins makes me want to vomit. Think of all the great writers that must be out there but can't get published and then we see yet another trilogy coming out filled with such nonsense!

back to top