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“Before the “Hunger Games” there was “Battle Royale”

With the emergence of “New York Times,” best selling author, Suzanne Collins’ young adult novel “The Hunger Games,” the comparisons to the Japanese film “Battle Royale,” 1,634 more words


Favorite Modern Classics | #1

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You wouldn’t know it by looking at my 2015 reads, but I love the classics. I love the language, the settings, the slow plot of some good character development. 788 more words

Books I Couldn't Put Down!

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Some books are unputdownable. I’m here to talk about the ones that did it for me.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie… 353 more words

Livro: Battle Royale (Koushun Takami)

Já falei um pouco de “Battle Royale” quando escrevi sobre o começo de leitura de Hunger GamesComo havia dito, na época minha comparação se baseava apenas na leitura do mangá e no que lembrava do filme. 693 more words


Battle Royale

Published in 1999, made into a laughably bad movie in 2000, condemned by the National Diet (Japan’s parliament) for its portrayal of crazed murdurous school children, turned into an overnight bestseller in Japan…and now, finally, made available in English translation, the novel… 503 more words

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Battle Royale (2000)

If you want to get an idea of just how puritanical Americans are and how interestingly twisted the Japanese are watch Battle Royale back to back with… 828 more words


100 Word Review - Battle Royale (2000)

What you are about to watch is brutal. Based on the novel by Koushun Takami, Kinji Fukasaku pulled no punches translating it to the silver screen. 75 more words

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