HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins was on my list of research reading books. As usual, I waited until the last of the trilogy was out before I jumped in. I hate waiting. I only bought the first book though, to see if I really needed to read them all. I took it on a transatlantic airplane, next to the eighteen month-old's snacks. Turns out the book was devoured long before the goldfish crackers.
By now, this is probably old news to you. Either you've read HUNGER GAMES, seen the film, or heard about it.What I want to say, what inspired me, was the depth of world-building involved. From the bread of different Districts and their individual occupations, to the dizzying technology and carnival world of the City, to the landscape of the Games. In watching the film, we appreciated these changing scenes and how they advanced the story.
I am trying to remember this as I play around in my work in progress, the Magicless. From Paris to a graffiti-tagged suburb of Bordeaux, to a little mountain village, from the inner workings of their magic to their overgrown government, I want my world to be complete.
What does the world of your book, WIP or story look like? What is one of your favorite worlds to visit in a book or movie?