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Battle Royale

34 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Koushun Takami

Battle Royale, a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, is one of Japan's best-selling - and most controversial - novels. As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated … see full wiki

Author: Koushun Takami
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
7 reviews about Battle Royale
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
If you like this book, know that there is a manga and movie!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
A very excellent book.
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
The original hunger games!
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
Not sure whether I prefer the book, manga, or movie, though all are excellent. Perhaps I will try consuming them at the same-as-humanly-possible time on a quest to reach nirvana.
review by . April 11, 2010
Now I'm a huge fan of the film, and call me shallow but I actually didn't know the movie was based on a book until I accidentally found it through browsing the Amazon books section. I was shocked to learn it was a book but when considering my own opinions about the somewhat glazing over of certain characters and their personalities, it's not really surprising.     The story follows a group of students from Shiroiwa Junior High School who, under the guise of a study trip, are …
review by . November 17, 2008
I had "Battle Royale" on my "to read" list for quite sometime. I finally managed to get my hands on it, and it was worth the wait. "Battle Royale" is a captivating read, from start to finish. As the tile suggests, the pages fly by and after several hours, I could not believe that this tome was 600+ pages.    The storyline is intriguing, like a car wreck. That timeless saying about watching a car wreck is a perfect metaphor for the children in this book. I didn't want to learn …
review by . August 11, 2007
Ah, "Battle Royale". 42 kids, mostly about 15 - 16 years old, stuck on a small island, fighting and killing each other in a variety of ways as gruesome as any you'd see in a "Friday the 13th" film. What's not to love?    The basic story is still the same as in the other forms of this work. Some of the deaths are different. Some of the choices the characters make are different (especially Shuya, who doesn't really bloody his hands in the movie, but gets them quite red in this …
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