Just finished The Wasp Factory after putting it off for the longest time. Not a bad book, but not great either. The subject matter is repulsive and sometimes laced with dark humor but I can't help but feel some of the (important) characters were entirely too one dimensional. The story on the other hand, is unsettling.
Just started reading The Complete Chronicles of Conan to help tide me over until GRRMs next book. Currently on The Scarlet Citadel and so far its been a great read. The dialogue is a little thin but the imagery is well detailed and explicit.
Today I bought Heat Wave - the first of the published books from the TV show Castle. For a novel that is essentially merchandise/a promotional tool it's not bad. Although it reads just like an episode of the show so I guess they didn't have to push the boat out too far.
Wow @ the 3rd book. Shitty deaths for for Fennick in particular.
The main flaw with the series is every secondary character really only existed to further katniss as a character and highlight her strenghts/weaknesses. I disliked the concept of district 13 in the first place, a more natural longer rebellion would have worked far better but I think the author rushed it. Also it seemed the easiest overthrow of a government...ever? There was very few hiccups, really.
What else, Peeta and Gale are flat characters and Katniss comes across as far more unlikeable in book 3 than the others which makes her annoying to read.
Brainwashing = storyline convenience I didn't like at all.