Battle Royale: Remastered by Koushun Takami – Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school.. . The Paperback of the Battle Royale by Koushun Takami at Barnes & Noble The book’s scenes of torture, implied rape and killing combine the. Buy Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders.

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Or is it just because? Imagine not being able to trust your best friends, or tkami of all, imagine having to kill them to save yourself. However, all these were minor complaints and I found Battle Royale to be quite an enjoyable read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Analysis of Extreme Psychology”a dissertation that explores the themes of the book. Jun 23, Albert rated it it was amazing. There’s a line kosuhun The Shawshank Redemption that says it best: Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: With its publication in Japan inBattle Royale received widespread support from young readers and became a best seller.

I’ve, like, read history, mmkay? Either I’m losing my sense of intuition or the author is just really good.

Sadly these two factors do not make it good! I hardly thought about it until the next evening, when I began to read again and only finished as the sun rose. I’m delighted to see those references of rock music in the book, the author mentioned not only the classic Western rock music, he even brought up an iconic Chinese rock classic: I did [actually] get the point of this. It’s not only students and young people, alongside them there are many many brave men and women from all walks of life, and elderly who are still young and hopeful at hearts.


I recalled Haruki Murakami also expressed similar regret in one of his articles. Our customer reviews Favourite Quote: It’s about how we respond to unlikely, terrifying situations. Okay, this is a dark dystopian society in which teenagers are forced to fight to the death. There can be only one.

Retrieved March 29, I want stats and numbers to quantify my suffering. It actually started out intriguing enough, but when I hit the first instance of the Dramatic Ellipses Pause, it caught me off guard, like stepping off a curb that’s about 3 inches higher than you expected, and it made me furrow my brow and think, “That was awkward.

Have I read the original Swedish? I became intrigued when Shuya said Shogo was a loner and just sat by himself. And I think Hunger Games has more heart. The only thing I disliked were the gory scenes. Especially since they have tough names that includes their last names.

Battle Royale: The Novel

There was debate over the author coping Battle Royale, so I had to read it for myself and discover my own opinion. And are you concerned that you will never keep up with all the Whenever I think of this book, I picture Takami sitting down with a piece of paper and making a list of dozens of cool, violent ways to kill a person.

Shinji was another of bqttle favorite characters, to have this one kid who is absolutely smart enough to hack into the government system and create a plan to blow up the school and those running the program, incredible. The scene lasts all of three pages, but it’s one of the more memorable koushjn of the book because the author put forth the effort to make the scene feel more important than it was.


Yes, ninth grade is filled with “roles” that students fill: Add to Cart Add to Cart. And the last would be the lack of survival strategies present. I read the first hundred pages of Battle Royale and fell asleep.

There are too many characters to really get much of a sense of many of them, but the strongest point of the novel describes how some characters descend into madness, while others keep their wits. I dig it when favorite characters bite the dust. Each student is given a backpack and a weapon and turned loose one at a time. One extremely mainstream …more The gattle idea of “only one can survive” is a popular theme that’s been around for a long time – even far before this book.

But later they realized it’s not the case. The Fight the Night Before”. We all tell ourselves that we are good people, that we would never kill a friend or loved one, but then fear and suspicion take over and slowly poisons logic until we are broken down to animal instinct.

I foyale constantly amazed at the variety of deaths and situations in which those deaths happened. It not only gives you an understanding of the kids, but it gives the book character.

Battle Royale (novel) – Wikipedia

By using royyale site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But at some point, the characters have to get over that shit. Yes, teenagers can be melodramatic. And, it is epic. The Best Books of My downsides to this book: