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Book 10: Battle Royale (March 22)

10. Battle Royale, Koushun Takami (March 22)
I actually didn’t choose to buy this book, it was given to me. I picked it up to read after the Capote because it’s long, and I wanted to see if I could finish it before my flight to Australia on the 25th. 444 more words


Battle Royale

Battle Royale (1999)
Koushun Takami
VIZ Media, LLC
576 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4215-2772-7


Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. 409 more words


Book Loan: Diverse Book January (Graphic Novels)

I spend a lot of time thinking about books.

This probably isn’t surprising, for anyone who knows me, and I do devote a lot of time on this blog to reviewing books I’ve read and listing… 605 more words


Battle Royale

Who bought it? Max (Hey! Two in a row!)

Why? Come on. Duh.

Non-buyers response: This is another one of those movies where Max gets this mischievous grin on his face when he talks about how “excited” he is for me to watch this. 714 more words

DVD Purge

Soph's Library: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Welcome back to my 2014 literary highlights. Today’s post reviews Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. I read this in September while travelling round a glorious California with Ben (travel diaries to follow in the New Year!). 866 more words


The Friday 56...

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book. 113 more words



Occasionally I wander into a book store and end up leaving with a book or two.

Yesterday I went into the small second hand book store on Buccleuch Street in Edinburgh, and came out with a book. 48 more words