The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody

The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody

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The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody by Bratniss Everclean, Arielle DeLisle

Mockstrich season has begun. Welcome to The Hunger But Mainly Death Games, the hilarious Hunger Games parody, and the only book brave enough to suggest that Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy was way more about death than food.

Or at least this is what Bratniss Everclean discovers, when she leaves the comforts of Slum 12, Pandumb's garbage dump, to shortsightedly volunteer for a teenage death tournament. But she soon realizes there are fates worse than death . . . like weirdly having to date her fellow competitor, and lifelong stalker, Pita Malarkey. Okay, okay, it's not worse than DEATH, but it's still pretty annoying.

Still, with help from her agent Oofie Triptrip and her mentor, Hagridmitch, who's pretty sure he can guide Bratniss to victory in the Tri-Wizard Cup, maybe Bratniss will somehow survive this book that she's the narrator of. The Hunger But Mainly Death Games is the perfect book for anyone who's going through Hunger Games withdrawal and ready for a wonderfully twisted take on their favorite story and characters. This book is also for the unfortunate teens who are trapped in a Hunger Games at this very moment and could really benefit from some levity. We're here for you, assuming you brought your books into the arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452638102
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bratniss Everclean is a pseudonym for veteran parody authors Aaron Geary and John Bailey Owen. Their books include Nightlight: A Parody and The Hunger But Mainly Death Games.

Arielle DeLisle is a narrator, voice actor, and commercial producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She has recorded more than sixty audiobooks, including dystopian young adult titles and Michael Wallace's Righteous series. She lives with her two young, dinosaur-loving kids and several mischievous cats.

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"Arielle DeLisle nails the sarcastic, bored, cutting teenaged voice . . . An enjoyable and ridiculous listen." —-Library Journal Audio Review

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The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BooksNBeans More than 1 year ago
What absolute fun! Of course The Hunger But Mostly Death Games by Bratniss Everclean is a parody so it better be fun, or funny in any case. Starting on the first page there was some definite reservations about reading this book, as I kept recalling all those spoof movies that my teenage sons find so absolutely hilarious. Of course the humor in those movies is juvenile and crude enough to appeal to boys of their ages. For myself, however, I don't find them funny. To add to my anxiety was the fact that I loved the original Hunger Games. Would that bias me against a parody of it? Would I end up offended on behave of the original? None of these concerns ever popped up again once I started reading The Hunger But Mostly Death Games. From the very first moment, it was apparently clear that it is intended to poke fun at the original, however it doesn't do it in a childish way. It's all in good fun. There's even a poke or two at another YA series, but I'm not into spoiler alerts so you'll have to find that one out for yourself. Almost immediately I found myself laughing, and highlighting, passages I found just too great to pass up. Being a parent, my funny bone was definitely tickled by "This is what every teenager has to go through, even if they live in some crazy alternate universe without death tournaments. Even then, the things adults do to them are just as bad. Like not letting them have co-ed sleepovers, or asking them to go get the mail." But I didn't just pop into existence as an adult, so I truly appreciated "People say that in the Dark Days, our school was a maximum-security prison. Funny. Seems fitting, when you consider that both prisons and schools are known for serving sub-par food and having group exercise yards." These quotes are within the first 7% of the book! There are so many more funny moments to come your way. The author, using the pseudonym of Bratniss Everclean, has done a wonderful job with this parody, particularly with nailing down that ironic, not-quite-realistic, and skewed thinking that masks itself as the teenager's mind. Funny, entertaining, and a really good time so that makes it as enjoyable as that first vital cup of coffee in the morning, which means it's a 5 out of 5. *Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read
JayJason More than 1 year ago
Parodies are a strange genre of book. They don't have to be politically correct. They don't have to worry about things such as character development and suspense. All they have to have to do is be funny, and The Hunger but Mainly Death Games does a heck of a good job at that. Make no mistake: This is not just a parody of The Hunger Games but of pop culture as a whole. Nobody's safe from Bratniss Everclean's taunts. The Authors show a superb understanding of pop culture today, and no how to hit the nail on the head when pointing out how silly it all is. The great thing about this book is their is something that will appeal to everyone. The puns that are the characters names are enough to make me laugh, but for those who crave some more random in your lives, you be satisfied with jokes about bread racists, Rain Man, and Stephenie Meyer. 80% of the jokes in this book hit for me. This rest of them seemed long and dragged out. at some points the author tried a little to hard to be funny, and the parody suffered from it. However, the jokes that did hit were enough to make this an enjoyable, light read. And if you do decide to read this book, promise me you will do it with the right mindset. A parody is meant to be funny, not offensive. If this book makes fun of something you like (and it probably will) laugh it off or just forget about it. It's nothing to get mad about. Pick up The Hunger but Mainly Death Games if you feel like laughing. Grade: B+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid nook shop!it wont let me buy this!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is stupid i dont even get why anyone would write that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv the hg real one + this is just mean gross and stupid:(:(:(:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would never read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why even bother looking at it? It seems aweful and a disgrace to all authors. This book is an insult to Suzzanne Collins and the amaazing books she wrote. I cannot believe this would get put in the nook shop!!!!!!!