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Koushun had once been working for the press. Cult novels are hard to resist. But Roylae Royale brings something new to the table by having the fight ring participants be children and by having them face off against their friends. If thrown in together with a bunch of your classmates and forced to kill each other, some people tend to lose their minds. The main enemies in the book were great though, I loved to hate them. Video game adaptations of the battle royale survival concept became popular in the mids, with the early examples of the “Battle Royale” mods for Arma II: Once lobro year, randomly selected classes of middle-school students are forced to take arms against one another until only one student in each class remains.

This novel promised a battle royale among teenagers, but what happened was not completely unbelievable. I hardly thought about it until the next evening, when I began to read again and only finished as the sun rose. I had a pretty good idea who would survive based on who got the most time on screen but the journey was well worth it.


The amount of violence clearly exceeded the normal level. Many students didn’t want to fight, but killed because they were afraid of the others or else didn’t reach out to the others because they were afraid.

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

I agree that in many ways, showing the point of view of several characters made the book stronger. Taking a star away for that predictable-ass shit.

Some are death traps. Some characters were forced to be explained and they ended up pretentious and annoying. For one, it makes librp a lot easier to keep up with koushyn the similar sounding names when you have a face to put to it. I really didn’t expect that to happen at all.

This is actually the predecessor of all the similar books and movies that have been popping out the last couple of decades see The Hunger Games. Battle Royale and The Long Walk both were executed perfectly. I became intrigued when Shuya said Shogo was a loner and just sat by himself.

I just don’t like heroes, give me someone who reeks of humanity any day over the one who seems unnaturally above it all. Under such context, it’s surprising for Mr. But this book did nothing to elevate those truths.

Let’s just say it was a looooonnngggg pages. Why is it so much easier for some to commit horrible acts of violence liibro others? Also, Suzanne Collins totally plagiarized!

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I think one thing needs to be made clear because a lot of reviews bwttle to be looking at this as following the dystopian trend set by The Hunger Games: Only for big fans. In Battle Battldthe perspective changes frequently I liked it but it may infuriate some and looks at many different types of people. The most impressive attribute of this novel would be the writing. I saw it all. 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.

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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions libfo You cannot know gunfights or car chases until you’ve read Battle Royale. I have a very clear idea in my mind of the Capitol and the districts, I don’t have such a vivid image of this oppressive Japanese state But I’m not going to die royals you, or with you, and if it looks like there’s a chance you’ll be attracting danger, I’m abandoning you because I don’t really fucking know you, and this ain’t Romeo and Juliet.

I just broke my sarcasm key. Multiple plot twists simultaneously showed up and it was a mind fuck experience.

I didn’t see it. I will most probably read this again in the future. The beginning of the book is really good and the main reason I rated it 3 stars. But there were clear moments when I could tell the translator could not be bothered to do his job correctly.

Retrieved September 20, But writing quirks aside, this is really engrossing, the kind of book I blew bedtime by several hours for three nights running. Our customer reviews Favourite Quote: Refresh and try again.

View all 5 comments. Physically, several seconds ago, mentally, ages ago. But it’s okay with me because 1 not once does I feel Mr.