Susanne Collins, “Hunger Games”

Patrizia Poli
5 min readFeb 1, 2022

What creates an editorial phenomenon is the novelty of the subject. The same goes for Eco’s murderous monks, Meyer’s “vegetarian” vampires, Dan Brown’s sangreal lineage, or James’s sadomasochistic bondage. Everything that comes after is in the wake, it is an imitation of the original.

Susanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” opens a season of teenage reality show to the death, but its being the forefather of a new genre lies in the cruelty of the subject matter that nails you from the first to the last page.

Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published seven novels.