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I reside somewhere in the middle, and for the most part, this book checks both boxes: Battle Royale is The Hunger Games with more gore and wi A busload of Japanese teenagers is kidnapped and dumped off on an island, where they are forced to fight to the death until one student remains, all in the name of The Program.

But, the good news is that once the ‘game’ gets underway, it really starts to flow. The connection to Japan’s imperial past is literally the central focus of the novel, and you didn’t mention it. My Book Reviews By author: What I love about the author is that he does a great job at reminding you that these are ordinary kids. I will admit there was a woman with attractive legs sitting next to me so as I was reading the right hand side of the book part of my attention was slightly diverted.

They were only mentioned at least 5 times if I remember correctly, so the students didn’t seem like they were really being forced to be near each other. Jun 17, Becky rated it did not like it Shelves: I see dead people.


Preview — Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. They the people don’t know the rules and the details, they just know of the Program and see it through the lens that the government wants them to. I will admit there was a I heard about the movie before I read the book, so I knew that the premise was a combination of Lord of the Flies and automatic weapons.

Battle Royale: The Novel

And, yet again, how many times do we need to see the “Do you have a crush on someone? A teacher, psychopathic sadist Kinpatsu Sakamochibriefs the students: I honestly can’t say the same for THG, but that was still good nonetheless.

It’s that kind of complicated. My heart is still pounding abnormally fast, and every few seconds, I have to take a break from typing to watch the French countryside rushing by outside the koushub window instead. Stupid, annoying characters are stupid, annoying characters in any language. I mentioned gore earlier and this book has more than its share of gruesome killings. He slowly gave the ending away near the end though, so I actually did see some things happening, but only when he started to hint them coming.

Retrieved December 17, We have misunderstandings, suicides, cold-blooded murder, manslaughter, murder in self defense, and the list goes on. In fact, she may have been dead a while ago.

Book Review: Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami – Inverarity is not a Scottish village

I just broke my sarcasm key. These include filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino[34] [35] most notably his Kill Bill films; [36] the character Gogo Yubariplayed by Chiaki Kuriyamais similar to the character she plays in the Battle Royale film, Takako Chigusa. It’s actually effective, and had this been less painful to read, I’d probably have loved it.


Art, stories, even the final speech of the autor. I finished reading it last night and it’s still revolving around in my head. It is certainly fast paced. Battle Royale and The Long Walk both were executed perfectly.

Battle Royale

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Joyce Jun, a Hollywood attorney representing U. From tohe worked for the prefectural news company Shikoku Shihnbun, reporting on various fields including politics, police reports, and economics.

I picked up Takami’s Battle Royale mainly because the guy in the bookshop opened his mouth and said ‘cult novel’.

Upon publication inBattle Royale became a best-seller in Japan. The best friends hiding linro the dark together and whispering about boys they like as a distraction. The ending while perhaps crazy-thrilling and oh-so-amazing to the cultees, seemed painfully apparant by about page I loved being in their heads and seeing all their different reasons for committing, or not committing, such horrible acts.

It felt like a grown man was trying to write teenagers talking about their crushes. It was the characters that were my major problem.

After Graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University’s liberal arts correspondence school. Takami refused to be half-heartened when it comes to the violent scenes in his book.