Battle Royale

The Novel

Takami, Kōshun

(Paperback - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Battle Royale
With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Publisher: San Francisco : Haikasoru, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781421527727
Branch Call Number: FIC T
Characteristics: xii, 608 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oniki, Yuji


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Jul 09, 2014
  • Orpah rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

First of all, this came out before The Hunger Games so I guess you can say Hunger Games is the Americanized, less violent version of Battle Royale. Second, I found this book rather disturbing but it really gets you thinking, long after you finish reading.

Jun 15, 2013
  • MPN_BlackRose rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a really, really, REALLY good book. Unlike Hunger Games, you got to learn each and every victim in The Program more. Sure it's a long book, but it's hard to put it down once you read it. I read this in two days! However, be cautious to know there are mature content in this book. However, if you put that aside, the book is amazing to read.


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