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#Throwback: Battle Royale

But the moment you think you’re teaming up to get rid of someone else, this sneaky friend can suddenly betray and beat you.

Koushun Takami’s…

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Battle Royale, Koushun Takami

What a riveting novel. Sickening. Elating. Unforgettable. I’m going to be thinking about this story for a long time. If you can bear to fall in love with loads of characters, only for most of them to disappoint you, or die, then you need to give this a chance, despite it’s violence. 505 more words


History moves in waves

Come a certain time, and come a certain set of circumstances. This country will change, whether we do anything or not.

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Battle Royale

I would hope that it needs no introduction, but in case you avoid foreign fiction like the plague and have no taste for cheesy B-movies, Battle Royale is a pulp masterpiece. 348 more words


Battle Royale - Recommendation

Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: 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 one another until only one survivor is left standing.

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Friday Fiction Fixes #4...

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami – 1999

If you’ve seen (or read) The Hunger Games you will have a fair idea of what this very good Japanese novel is about, because author Suzanne Collins did a stellar job of ‘borrowing’ some of the themes and plot points for her decidedly more child-friendly dystopian work. 206 more words


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Based on the best-selling novel, the manga follows the story of a Shiro Iwa Junior High School Class as they are selected to take part in ‘The Program’, which involves them being shipped to an island and forced to fight until only one survives. 402 more words