March 25, 2015

Info on Battle Royale

Information on the novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami




Title: Battle Royale

Author: Koushun Takami

Publisher: Viz, LLC

Date of Publication: 2003

Number of Pages: 617






Summary:

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 island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains. The elimination contest becomes the ultimate in must-see reality television.




Character from the manga adaptation of Battle Royale

10 comments:

  1. sounds like the hunger games to me but this was published before the hunger games so...

    Nejoud @ CurrentlyReading

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    1. Actually there is quiet a talk whether the Hunger Games is a rip-off of Battle Royale or not..I can't really say what I believe since I haven't read it yet though! The truth is that the stories are indeed alike, although Battle Royale is much much more violent. Thanks for commenting!

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    2. This only came onto my radar when people started talking about it in relation to the Hunger Games. If you read it, let us know what you think!
      Jen @ YA Romantics

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    3. Of course! This will be my next review! :)
      I was aware of it earlier, because it was also made into a film although I haven't watch it. This is fortunate, because I don't like being spoiled.

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  2. Can't wait to hear what you think! I've been wanting to read it for the longest time (after I read Hunger Games), but it sounds more brutal.

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

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    1. I'm glad that you all sound so positive towards this book! So far I'm enjoying it :)

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  3. I've heard some awesome things about Battle Royale, but for some reason I haven't picked it up! I was told The Hunger Games was inspired by it, and with more death and violence in it, it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy. So excited for this, and I can't wait to see your review! Thanks for the follow :)

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    1. I hope that by the middle of this week the review will be ready and then we'll all talk about it! :)

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