Battle Royale

Battle Royale

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Paperback - 2014
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"Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it became a runaway best seller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world"--
Published: San Francisco :, Haikasoru,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781421565989
1421565986
Branch Call Number: F TAK
Characteristics: 647 pages ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Nathan - Translator

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Otakugamer223
Jun 10, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A fight between man and woman with nunchuks and eyes coming out not fit for 10-1 year olds

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Otakugamer223
Jun 10, 2016

Sexual Content: Mitsuko Souma have sex with two boys and told they are naked

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Otakugamer223
Jun 10, 2016

Coarse Language: Throughout it has lots of Fucks,Bitch,Shit,Dick,and a mention of rape

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Otakugamer223
Jun 10, 2016

Violence: Kids killing each other and guns and hatchets really descriptive death scenes!

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susan_findlay
Feb 24, 2017

A gripping read. I picked it up because I enjoyed Hunger Games and had read reports that Hunger Games was a "rip off" of Battle Royale. It's not. Despite the obvious similarity in premise, the books are very very different and both very much worth reading. Whereas Hunger Games tells the story from a single perspective (and you get quite attached to that character), Battle Royale jumps from one character to another, telling many mini-stories that combine to make the whole. It manages to do this quite seamlessly (which is, in my experience, unusual for this technique) and the approach helps keep you in suspense as to the eventual outcome of the "game".
Given the plot summary, it cannot surprise anybody that this book is not suitable for young children. Readers should be mature enough to handle cursing, sexual references and a whole lot of violence.

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Otakugamer223
Jun 10, 2016

One of my most favorite books of all time. The story is set in a fictional japan that has a program that makes naughty kids go on a island to fight and kill each other! Shuya Nanahara and Noriko Nagakawa has to fight their way with their fellow member Kawada to escape and win. But other people are fighting and the tension is rising who will win who will die?" Will Shuya win Will Noriko? or Kawada! Read this book by Kushun Takami! Has blood and over the top action/death sequences unlike hunger games. Oh and this was made 8 years before hunger games

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