Battle Royale

The Novel
Takami, Kōshun (Book - 2009 )
Battle Royale

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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.
Authors: Takami, Kōshun
Statement of Responsibility: Koushun Takami ; translated by Yuji Oniki
Uniform Title: Batoru rowaiaru. English
Title: Battle royale
the novel
Publisher: San Francisco :, Haikasoru,, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: xii, 608 p. ; 20 cm.
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  • 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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