The Hunger Pains: A Parody
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The Hunger Pains: A Parody

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The Harvard Lampoon'sTheHunger Pains takes on the story of a young girl forced to join a survival contest in order to save her community in dystopian, post-apocalyptic Panem. Beyond a scene-for-scene parody of Suzanne Collins's book, TheHunger Pains lampoons not only Collins's writing and characters, but cleverly tackles the themes of morality, government control, and personal independence. The Hunger Gamestrilogyhas sold more than 3 million copies in print; The Hunger Pains is the perfect gift for the millions of fans of the book universally hailed as addictive, exciting, poignant, complex, and brilliantly plotted.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • TOUCHSTONE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1451668201
  • 9781451668209
  • 112,669

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"The Hunger Pains really struck a chord with me." -Kantkiss, protagonist of The Hunger Pains "Instead of the Bible, rooms should come with a copy of The Hunger Pains." -Sheraton Hotel Memo "This book makes me wish I'd never been shot." -Abraham Lincoln "The book always falls through my hands, but in an undeniably funny way." -A Ghostshow more

About The Harvard Lampoon

The Harvard Lampoon debuted in February 1876 and is the world's longest continually published humor magazine. Written by seven undergraduates and modeled on Punch, the British humor magazine, the debut issue took the Harvard campus by storm. United States President Ulysses S. Grant was advised not to read the magazine, as he would be too much "in stitches" to run the government. Harvard Lampoon alumni include comedians Conan O'Brien, Andy Borowitz, Greg Daniels, Jim Downey, Al Jean, and B.J. Novak. Lampoon alumni write and have written for Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Futurama, Late Night with David Letterman, Seinfeld, The League, NewsRadio, The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and dozens of others. The Lampoon has also graduated many noted authors, such as George Plimpton, George Santayana, and John Updike.show more

Review Text

" The Hunger Pains really struck a chord with me." -Kantkiss, protagonist of The Hunger Painsshow more

Rating details

8,663 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 48% (4,115)
4 19% (1,626)
3 17% (1,451)
2 9% (756)
1 8% (715)
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