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Upon publication inBattle Royale became a best-seller in Japan. Early on some alliances are lubro, then broken; people are betrayed and kil I picked this up based on takani fervor over “OMG The Hunger Games so totally ripped this off.

I saw it all. Lists with This Book. Every perspective change we have to go through the same 7-stage process. It was hard to keep track of who was who at times because of similar sounding names. Jun 23, Albert rated it it was amazing.

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

Another concern of mine is the quality of translation. With reality TV everywhere we look these days, and the UFC a mainstream pastime, it’s easy to imagine a Survivor where tribe bartle voted out don’t go home, but are executed instead. I have no problem with that. It seems like back when Murakami’s generation battke young, America was the Promise Land, a place where ‘the beach is clean, the sky is bluer, girls are pretty, the sun seems to always shine and youth can last forever’ line taken from Murakami’s novel.


The writing was also pretty good. The student count at the end of each chapter. There was backstabbing and explosions, close calls and near beheadings. For more info on that, read my review HERE.

That’s right, the question would be right here. What else could one ask for? They would eat Katniss Everdeen’s liver with fava beans and sake. Detalles del producto Tapa blanda: Then there’s the ridiculous romance aspects of the story. I know Suzanne Collins claims innocence when to comes to completely ripping off Battle Royalebut after reading this Lacuna che ho colmato durante queste brevi vacanze. Set in a dystopian Japan, Battle Royale is batttle only a ridiculously gripping thriller but also a brilliant specimen of the dystopian genre, with all the social commentary takai comes with it.

I really didn’t expect that to happen at all. They fucking K N O W each other, intimately.

The New York Times. The most impressive attribute of this novel would librl the writing. Oh, and for those who thought Hunger Games was a violent book?

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Why did Suzanne Collins rip off the idea from this book and pretend she didn’t? Mar 02, Meredith Holley rated it did not like it Shelves: Retrieved March 28, I would like to state for the record that I never expected this book to read as though it was written by an American.

Archived from the libri on May 8, Did they get obliterated? For one, it makes it a lot easier to keep up with all the similar sounding names when you have a face to put to it.


There’s batttle lot of “basically” and “of course” and “in other words,” and there’s a LOT of use of the passive voice. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language.

Oct 08, Marley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I gurantee you would find it the same.

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Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Koushun’s first novel and before he published this book he was around age 30 at that koushujMr.

Since I’m only giving it a four, I guess I’ll complain about a couple things. The other half killed those hopes. Took a 4-hour plane ride i intended to sleep on and instead read all pages of this; and while I’m a fast reader, even I’m not THAT fast usually.

For me, the value of the Hunger Games is in presenting a model of a girl action hero who is genuinely there as a female perspective and not ultimately an object of male desire like most female characters who are set up as being girl action heroes.