Battle Royale: Remastered by Koushun Takami – Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school.. . The Paperback of the Battle Royale by Koushun Takami at Barnes & Noble The book’s scenes of torture, implied rape and killing combine the. Buy Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders.

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I was constantly takamj at the variety of deaths and situations in which those deaths happened. There was sneaking and there was hiding. I need help finding a book thats about a modern or near future Civil war in the usa. But they were fucking badass. It was previously entered into the Japan Horror Fiction Awards but was eventually rejected in the final round due to its content.

Yes, it’s that bad. That night I dreamt that I was in The Program. First off, if you go shopping for Battle Royale based on my review, you need to look for Battle Royale: This was absolutely horrifying at times. This book is just filled with pages of suspense and drama, every page is a page turner.

Such an original twisted story. Under such context, it’s surprising for Mr. Was Collins ever actually accused of plagiarism?

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He is the weak link in a great novel. The student count at the end of each chapter. One girl had a freaking boomerang! While Collins maintains that she “had never heard of that book until her book was turned in”, Susan Dominus of The New York Times reports that “the parallels are striking enough that Collins’s work has been savaged on the blogosphere as a baldfaced ripoff,” but argued that “there are enough possible sources for the plot line that the two authors might well have hit on the same basic setup independently.


Si es que esta web es una royals, ya se lo digo yo a todo quisqui. It’s not the violence that’s gratuitous, exactly, but the lengthy descriptions of it, and even that goes a long way toward world-building and accurately conveying the horror of the situation.

The main enemies in the book were great though, I loved to hate them. Retrieved December 16, Not “high literature” mind you, but a great big greasy cheeseburger with fries. Declared the winner by Sakamochi, Shogo is escorted to his transport off the island, surrounded by soldiers.

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The “plot twists” were obvious well in advance. The novel follows the students as they hide around the island, keeping track of the body count – or, rather, of those who remain – at the end of each chapter. We get backstory on just about all of them, find out who they were before they were thrown int this crazy game, what motivates them to do certain things, and we even see their individual battles against each other.

Anyfuck, on with the review. The fact that I didn’t point out every single thing I noticed in the book for example, I could have mentioned the lovers’ suicide, which harkened back to a Japanese literary tradition predating WWII by centuries doesn’t mean the cultural context was just too foreign and deep for my poor simple understanding.

Terrific writing, interesting characters, and a perfect ending.

Every single character is treated with respect by the author and nothing is done swiftly. The students are also given a time limit. In case you couldn’t guess from the eleventy-million ranty-sarcastic status updates, I didn’t enjoy this book.


For me, Battle Royale is a much more psychological story, it looks into the dark depths of the human mind and doesn’t censor anything it finds. In extreme situations, true colours are shown, and they’re often surprising ones. And not only should these kids just straight up assume their every movement and sound is being recorded, but you’d THINK they’d be wary of their own classmates overhearing them.

Battle Royale may be a cult novel but it doesn’t measure up in any of the complex ways I expect cult novels to challenge, shock and engage me.

Want to Read saving…. Inthe Sipat Lawin Ensemble and two other college theater groups in the Philippinesmade an unofficial loose adaptation of the novel into a live-action performance called Battalia Royalewhich had its debut at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He concludes the brief review with a “No prob,” as “Takami’s Springsteen -quoting teenagers are fond of saying. Because 15 year olds are such noble romantic creatures that form lasting, twu-wuv bonds.

We have misunderstandings, suicides, cold-blooded murder, manslaughter, murder in self defense, and the list goes on. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan – where Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: The Hunger Games ‘ strength is that it is the opposite of this; you really care about Katniss and what she does for her sister, the choices she makes affect the reader emotionally instead of just being something to scrutinize.

Looks like Rock n Roll still carries the dream of rebellion and freedom after so many decades has passed.

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