The Patch.com web site in Carmichael, CA, near Sacramento, quoted Pace English professor Sarah Blackwood on the frenzy surrounding the new movie “Hunger Games.”
“I think that ‘The Hunger Games’ has tapped into this audience by drawing on the dystopian fight-to-the-death genre tradition (that includes ‘Lord of the Flies,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ even ‘Running Man’), but tweaking it a bit with the female heroine,” Pace University English professor Sarah Blackwood told a Bay Area NBC station. I really believe Suzanne Collins when she said, in The New York Times Magazine, ‘I don’t write about adolescence. . . . I write about war. For adolescents.’”
Read more at the Carmichael Patch.