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The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  2,099 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
Mockstrich season has begun. Welcome to "The Hunger But Mainly Death Games," the hilarious Hunger Games parody, and the only book brave enough to suggest that Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy was way more about death than food.

Or at least this is what Bratniss Everclean discovers, when she leaves the comforts of Slum 12, Pandumb’s garbage dump, to shortsightedly volunteer fo
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Splatterbrain & Son
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Apr 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read_2012
In hundreds of books I have reviewed I have never bothered to write a comment. However this book is so awful it has forced me to break that habit just once.

DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. This is fan-fiction at its absolute worst, the biggest waste of bits on a hard disk/ereader you can possibly imagine. It is nothing but a shameless attempt to try to cash in on people wanting more "Hunger Games" and taking anything they can find. I have no problem with that if it was entertaining however this book offers
Jay Jason
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, dystopian, blog
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Parodies are a strange genre of book.

They don't have to be politically correct. They don't have to worry about things such as character development and suspense. All they have to have to do is be funny, and The Hunger but Mainly Death Games does a heck of a good job at that.

Make no mistake: This is not just a parody of The Hunger Games but of pop culture as a whole. Nobody's safe from Bratniss Everclean's taunts. The Authors show a superb understan
Bratniss Everclean
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I know I wrote this book, but I hope you will believe me when I tell you it is the greatest book on the planet, which it is.
Kayla Hensley
I've obviously only read the first chapter, but I think that's enough to form a primary opinion. It reminded me of Nightlight- which is natural, although the comparison isn't exactly a good thing. I thought Nightlight did to Bella what Tina Fay did to Sarah Palin. It was great because it captured Stephanie Meyer's style and distorted in a way that made you see the cracks in the original. This book not so much... The main character was more Belle Goose than Katniss Everdeen and let's face it that ...more
What absolute fun! Of course The Hunger But Mostly Death Games by Bratniss Everclean is a parody so it better be fun, or funny in any case.

Starting on the first page there was some definite reservations about reading this book, as I kept recalling all those spoof movies that my teenage sons find so absolutely hilarious. Of course the humor in those movies is juvenile and crude enough to appeal to boys of their ages. For myself, however, I don't find them funny. To add to my anxiety was the fact
M Strawberry Reviews
Nov 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: terrible-book
As a big HG fan, I was excited to hear about this book. The title was pretty clever because it is true about the Hunger Games tributes and what happens to them. I thought, if the title can be this clever, the book has to be good, right!

I expected more from this parody. However, just in the first chapter, I was faced with a lot of 'potty humor' jokes. Now, I know the Hunger Games was written for (older) kids, but it was also very accessible to adults. This book is not accessible whether or not yo
May 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
I'm obsessed with the Hunger Games - and after reading the trilogy, I was itching for more! I figured I'd get my "Hunger Games" fix and a few good laughs out of this parody. I was sadly disappointed. It was un-creative, un-imaginative, and cheesy, to say the least.
The main character, "Bratniss Everclean", lived in a cardboard box, used newspapers as blankets, and showered in garbage juice... LAME. The names of the parody charters were just as bad; Peeta becomes "Pita", Primrose is "Pigrose",
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I liked most of it. It was not only a parody of The Hunger Games, but of pop culture in general. That is what made it funny. Some things were just so true that I nearly fell off the couch laughing. Some of my favorite things were: Xeoroxes instead of Axoves, especially the one named Siri. (lol) Also "The teen zone" instead ove the cornucopia. Being a teen, I can say that this is a perfect parody of what adults think we like. I also liked Santa at the mall in september, so true, epecially when ...more
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was parody of the science fiction book the hunger games. It was unimaginably funny and, at some parts, incredibly stupid. In this book some of the major points are remarkably turned around to make it funnier and emensly dumber. Anyone who has read the hunger games will know the plot and find this parody hilarious.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ok, this is coming from a person who completely loved the trilogy and views it as a potential classic. Seriously, though, it finally takes a protagonist and puts them in a conflict that she doesn't single-handedly solve on her own. Katniss is a true figurehead, something that seems to remain true throughout the disturbing, yet mesmerizing story.

On the other hand, this book is hilarious. I read it in short bits while waiting for classes or after tearing my eyes away from my assignments during mea
Nov 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I made it as far as I did through this book. All I can say is maybe a 10 year old would like it with all of its potty jokes. I am so glad this was one of the free amazon kindle books one day and I didn't pay for it. I don't even know if I had made it through half of the book and I forced myself to go that far. The story was ridiculous and the characters were even worse, even for a goofy parody, especially Pita, they made him so love sick and dumb it was beyond ridiculous. The tit ...more
Jul 17, 2012 rated it did not like it

Ahh. It's nice to say that I have read another book that has caused me intense physical, mental and emotional pain.
Isn't that the best thing?
Let's see:
First and foremost, this book was BORING. I thought at first that they were purposely duplicating the somewhat boring writing in the first Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. But it NEVER changed! It stayed like that, the entire book!
Second, this book was meant to be funny and I can see why people would find it funny. The new ta
Aug 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just when I was starting to get concerned about the number of 4 star reviews I've given lately, this book came along. I picked it up on a whim after seeing it at my local library, and, having loved The Hunger Games, thought it might be fun.

I was wrong.

Now, I know humour is terribly subjective, but this book *really* didn't do it for me. Maybe I'm spoiled by the excellent, excellent parodies of Cleolinda Jones (Google Movies in 15 Minutes if you don't know her) but I found this to be crass, irrel
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
It would have been a one star, except it earned another for the comment about how teenage girls all wanted to date vampires. Also, for recognizing that all of those whose names we did not know were killed rather quickly.
There were a few funny scenes. However, the bathroom humor was excessive and the author went to far on some not that funny tangents. I laughed, but not that often considering I was reading a parody. Mel Brooks has no competition here.
Adalira Morningstar
I'll admit it, I'm not a big fan of The Hunger Games. Sure, it's an entertaining book but it's also badly researched and full of bland characters so hey! Opinions!

I thought this parody started out really strong and gradually lost steam and started relying on nothing but lame bathroom jokes. I eventually stopped laughing and just started waiting for it to end. I'll say it's worth at least a skim, but it's not the greatest example of a parody.
Apr 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
I originally downloaded the book, because I needed a little more Hunger Games in my life. Plus it received such high ratings, I figured it must be good. Now that I've read it, I'm entirely confused as to why it got such high ratings. It really wasn't funny, and it was almost gross. I felt it was an insult to the Hunger Game series, rather then a complement. I wouldn't waste your money on this.
Apr 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
HORRIBLE! I read the sample on Kindle, then dropped it. Same for all the other parodies.
P.S. author, don't you think it would support your idea more if you changed your name to Botchniss Neverclean? It would make more sense, right?
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review written on kindle, so...sorry for the errors. I could write a giant review on this, but I will just say I loved it. good light read before a really dark read...
haha! oh my! i think it'll give me a good laugh this coming holidays :p
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
There are brief shining moments where it is really funny, but mostly it just feels like they tried WAY WAY too hard.
Jan 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This might have been the worst book I've ever read, but I guess I wasn't expecting much. I might have enjoyed it more if I was about 10 years younger.
Feb 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
I honestly do not know how I was able to read this entire book. It was stupid and pointless, and yes some could say it was funny, but it was mostly stupid.
Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Oh God. This was simultaneously funny and HORRIFYING.
Dec 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned-dnf
This type of humor didn't appeal to me. I could't finish it.
Renee E. Edelman
Jan 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
I wish GoodReads would allow you to award books zero stars, because this book deserves no applause. Bratniss Everclean, the pen name of The Hunger but Mainly Death Games’ author, wrote this parody horribly. My thirst for more of the Hunger Games is what drove me to originally read this book, but I have no idea what pushed me to finish it. Let me reiterate, this book is absolutely terrible.
The book was written to follow the basic story line of the Hunger Games. Bratniss Everclean (Katniss), Pig
Khalil Abebreseh
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
I kind of liked this book,but there were reasons that I did not like this book.For example,on page 22,one man starts singing Party Rock Anthem.This gave me a reason not to like the book because that had nothing to do with Panem.Also,the book in general is unattractive beacause it is too much of a parody.Then,Bratniss and Oofie Trinket started arguing about Bratniss' name and Oofie said,"Catpiss"(27).This was a reason for me to like the book because it was very fuuny.However,it was also inappropr ...more
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
What had potential to be a stunning, scorching parody - nay, a roast - depressingly has very few good parodies. Instead it seems to be geared toward the mind of, I imagine, 10 year old boys. What I thought were just a few jokes about human waste (97% excrement) turned out to be almost the main theme in this supposed send-up.

If you want to read a super juvenile "parody" this is for you - otherwise I'd save my time for something that is actually funny. (No offense meant to either the author or an
J. B. Pichelski
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
Here's the thing about this book: Some of the jokes worked, others may have worked if I had a better knowledge of the original Hunger Games books. But quite a few of the jokes fell flat on their faces. The book seems to have a hard time working out what age their audience are, as they include several terrible fart jokes; and at another point in the book, one of the characters uses the 'W Word'. There's nothing wrong with that in itself, but if they were aiming for a more young adult audience, th ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mockstrich season has begun. Welcome to "The Hunger But Mainly Death Games," the hilarious Hunger Games parody, and the only book brave enough to suggest that Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy was way more about death than food.

Or at least this is what Bratniss Everclean discovers, when she leaves the comforts of Slum 12, Pandumb’s garbage dump, to shortsightedly volunteer for a teenage death tournament. But she soon realizes there are fates worse than death…like weirdly having to date her fellow c
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
EVERCLEAN, Bratniss. The Hunger, but Mainly Death Games: A Parody. unabridged. 4 CDs. 5 Hours. Tantor Audio. 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4526-0810-5 $30.99. F

Parody authors Aaron Geary and John Bailey Owen pen their second pop culture scorcher full of pointless yet strangely relevant digs in the vein of Mel Brooks and National Lampoon. Bratniss Everclean from Garbage Dump Slum 12 volunteers for Pandumb’s teenage death tournament and instantly regrets it. Apparently there ARE worse things than dying. Like
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“Rock-a-bye, Bratniss, in your safe cage,
These bars will protect you when mommy's enraged.
If she should break through them,
Don't have any fear,
I made a machine that shoots tranquilizer darts at her if she gets too near.”
“Maybe you aren't ready yet. I get it. This is a new situation, you want time to explore it, play with a block or two, eat some Play-Doh. I get it. Go wild. But one day, I'm going to make you mine.” 9 likes
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