Rita Caterina Nehme Caterina Nehme itibaren Kupchychi, Chernihivs'ka oblast, Ukrayna
I tried reading this in college and I definitely wasn't ready for it then. At first Adorno seems like little more than an unapologetically condescending snob, but as I worked into it, I found myself consistently blown away by his bleak, piercing observations about modernity. And they are made all the bleaker by the odd format of this, which gives you little glimpses into a mind that was obviously supremely unhappy in fleeing from European fascism to the schizoid, hyper-capitalism of Los Angeles. Adorno's haunted, despairing analysis is hard to get through, but I think it's even harder not to feel haunted by it yourself. That subtitle isn't kidding; Reflections on a Damaged Life indeed.
I liked it. I just did not love it the way I loved the first one. And I have no idea how I could have done it any better or what I would have changed, so maybe this is just fanboy whining. There were some satisfying moments. I especially like Katniss’ response at the conclusion of the final trial. If you have read the first two, I’ve no doubt that you’re going to read Mockingjay no matter what anyone else says. :)