On the Same Page: Life of Pi

There’s still time to participate in our annual community read project, On the Same Page. This year we’re reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel throughout February and March. It’s a story about stories, and features a young man in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Participation in any of the discussions earns you an entry in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or other great prizes.

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The book vs. the movie?

Since the creation of the feature film, works of literature have been a popular go-to for movie directors. Why do you think filmmakers have been so drawn to literature for their film ideas? I think it stems back to an earlier time, before movies were created.

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Dystopian Genre?

I was recently talking to a group of teenagers and asked them how many of them liked The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Almost everyone raised their hands, but when I asked the same group if they knew what the dystopian genre was, only one knew what I was talking about.  I really wasn’t surprised by this. Readers, young and old, have fallen in love with the hit series The Hunger Games, and are looking for more books that fall into this genre. They just don’t know where to look.

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