Last year, I bought a limited edition cloth covered box set of LOTR and the Hobbit. They're beautiful. But now I really want a matching set of Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and Children of Hurin. But they there isn't one.
I found the quality takes a massive sharp dive after the first one. Catching Fire had a great opening I felt, then quickly degenerated into nonsense once the Game actually starts.
The clock thing was actually brilliant I thought, it was the farfetched alliance that I didn't get. It's not like it came out of left field, it didn't at all, just something about it didn't sit right with me. The whole rescue scene was obviously rushed, and I had to read it several times to try to piece together what actually occurred. And then the third book was just complete tripe to me, I could see what the author was trying to do, and why she chose to do it the way she did, but I didn't like the final execution of it.