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Throwback Thursday: Battle Royale

For this throwback book, I’m going to be talking about Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

Now, this is a book that will literally leave you breathless. 192 more words


#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