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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Okay people, why the heck is the Hunger Games on this list?


message 2: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Coolcurry wrote: "Okay people, why the heck is the Hunger Games on this list?"

The Hunger Games is partially based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Read the Greek legend and the similarities will become clear :)


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I've read both the myth and The Hunger Games. While there is a parallel (also to the Roman gladiatorial games, *cough* panem et circuses *cough*), I don't think it's a large enough resemblance to be on this list. It may be inspired by mythology, but I do not think it is based around it.


message 4: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Haha, don't worry, I caught the Roman references there. I'm a huge history buff!!

I think it's just based on people's opinions. The author said herself that she got the inspiration from channel surfing, with one channel being reality TV and another covering the war in Iraq. So really, it's based on TV ;)


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