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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

“Even an ordinary guy like me sometimes can think everything is pointless. Why do I wake up in the morning and eat? It all ends up shit in the end. 396 more words


Media Consumption: Reading Resurrected!

After promising myself over and over again to start reading again, I’ve finally managed to do it! I managed to read David Levithan‘s How They Met and Other Stories, … 1,031 more words

Media Consumption

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Battle Royale, a Japanese book published in Enlish in 2003, is an amazing powerhouse punch in the gut. It is the wilder, crazier, bloodier version of The Hunger Games. 1,054 more words


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Today I’ve dug out my copy of the novel version of Battle Royale! This one seemed like an obvious choice for day seventeen of Blogtober; the theme of violence in children follows on from A Clockwork Orange and it leads in nicely to the YA dystopian series I’ve got planned next (I’ll give you three guess what that one is). 229 more words

Book Review

Let's Talk Books! -- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Warning: Spoilers!

Earlier this year I read Kafka On the Shore, which incidentally was my first translated read in a long time. Despite it being a Japanese novel and… 2,764 more words

Let's Talk Books

Why The Hunger Games Is A Rip-Off Of Battle Royale

The release of The Hunger Games books in 2008 almost immediately spawned a controversy; that Suzanne Collins had stolen the entire concept for her stories from the 1999 book and later film, … 1,093 more words


Drawn to Manga: May 2016

This special edition of Drawn to Manga will focus on a relatively new category of books for our library system: Light Novels.

What is a light novel? 839 more words

Graphic Novel