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The Hunger Pains: A Parody (Harvard Lampoon) (2012)

by The Harvard Lampoon

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I didn't laugh as much as during Nightlight, but this one is still pretty brilliant and very enjoyable. The angst and drama of Kantkiss's time in the Hunger Games is full of suspense and a heart-wrenching love triangle. And lots of food. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Apr 21, 2017 |
Interesting parody of the Hunger Games. I'm glad I read the original series first, otherwise the humor wouldn't have made sense. They must have had some permission from the Hunger Games publisher, or else the cover wouldn't look so similar to the real Hunger Games book. ( )
  jmcgarry2011 | May 9, 2014 |
as a fellow fan, i was hoping for some fun baker jokes and a good laugh, but nada. ( )
  bubblyair | Nov 28, 2013 |
Oh, Harvard. What have you come to? I mean, you’re supposedly one of the best educational institutions that the United States has to offer, but if the Harvard Lampoon is the standard by which your brilliance can be measured, America has even more serious problems than I realized. The Hunger Pains is cheap capitalization off of a popular franchise, rather than a clever satire or parody of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.

Of course, it is much harder to be impressed by parodies of things that I enjoy, but, even if I loathed The Hunger Games, I doubt this mess of juvenile humor would have entertained me. The Hunger Pains might amuse a drunken frat boy audience, but that’s probably about the extent of the ideal audience here. Actual fans of The Hunger Games will find little to amuse, though there were a couple of things that did make me laugh inwardly, and when I say a couple I really mean two. Peeta fans should be especially leery of this “effort.”

Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions. ( )
  A_Reader_of_Fictions | Nov 25, 2013 |
This was a cute book. Complete nonsense and stupidity of course, but amusing all the same. ( )
  Shawna77 | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Presents a humorous spoof on the novel "The Hunger Games," which follows the efforts of a young girl who is roped into a survival contest in order to save her community in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world.

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