Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Remastered

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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco :, Haikasoru,, [2014]
Edition: Remastered edition.
ISBN: 9781421565989
1421565986
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION
Characteristics: 647 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Nathan (Nathan A.) - Translator

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Radharc Mar 11, 2015

Clearly an inspiration for "The Hunger Games," this controversial Japanese novel is about a class of 42 middle-school-aged students that are taken to a remote island and forced to fight to the death until only one remains. There are also echoes of "Lord of the Flies" in this ... Read More »


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Radharc Mar 11, 2015

Clearly an inspiration for "The Hunger Games," this controversial Japanese novel is about a class of 42 middle-school-aged students that are taken to a remote island and forced to fight to the death until only one remains. There are also echoes of "Lord of the Flies" in this novel. If you liked the book, be sure to investigate the film of the same name.

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