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Furthermore, some of them are introduced in one chapter and given hattle background story just to die in the end I felt that was a total loss of time. Part of the reason the crime rate is so ‘low’ is many crimes are not reported or under reported because the victims don’t want to draw attention to themselves or officals don’t want to publicize unpleasantness. It’s about how lbro respond to unlikely, terrifying situations.

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There’s room at the top they’re telling you still but first you must learn battls to smile as you kill if you want to be like the folks in the roya,e The above lyrics written by John Lennon kept playing in my head over and over while reading Battle Royale and it’s really no wonder. While Collins maintains that she “had never heard of that book until her book was turned in”, Susan Dominus of The New York Times reports that “the parallels are striking enough that Collins’s work has been savaged on the blogosphere as a baldfaced ripoff,” but argued that “there are enough possible sources for the plot line that the two authors might well have hit on the same basic setup independently.

You cannot know gunfights or car chases until you’ve read Battle Royale. Some of the English was pretty bad and that affected my enjoyment of the book.

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Battle Royale (novel) – Wikipedia

The last two sentences. With reality TV everywhere we look these days, and the UFC a mainstream pastime, it’s easy to imagine a Survivor where tribe members voted out don’t go home, but are executed instead.

I’m not sure which, but both were depicted in this book, so maybe that’s my answer. I saw it all. We couldn’t do that. The gist of the plot is this: Because he was so badly injured, he fell behind and had to repeat a year at another school, putting him once more at risk of being in the Program all over again.

I read this book, not only because I wanted to and it was epic, but also as part of my Reading Challenge with the MacHalo chicks: I wanted to see more ways of them looking for food, building shelters, and more. View all 11 comments. Grim and gritty and violent? It’s not unrealistic that when people are put into a situation of great fear and distrust they will go to any lengths to survive. Would you trust the person to your left not to kill you if encouraged? That’s right, the question would be right here.

Forced to wear special collars that explode when thy break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one remains. To put it simply, this book was beautiful and tragic and amazing.

The very thought of being year-olds and being thrust into a situation where you have to kill or be killed, your best friends become your enemies and people you have grown up with are suddenly crazed killers is utterly terrifying. I read the first hundred pages of Battle Royale and fell asleep.

I say dialogue, not monologue, because almost every time, it’s seriously like reading a two-sided conversation they’re having with themselves, where they repeat many of the same things AGAIN, because, you know, they’ve got to convince themselves of stuff or something.


In fact, she may have been dead a while ago.

Per qualche motivo, non avevo mai letto il romanzo. I really wish that Koushun would do a bit more worldbuilding as you notedbut I think he left that part undeveloped in order for the readers to make easier connection between the Republic of Greater East Asia and the modern-day Japan. Lists with This Book.

Battle Royale: The Novel

Description Battle Rojale is a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, and one of Japan’s bestselling – and most controversial – novels.

It’s a book of mass-slaughter: There are love interests and friendships and histories and their own survival to consider as the year-olds wander around an island with machine guns, scared out of their wits. It become a bestseller when finally released in and, royalw year later, became a manga series and a feature film. The fucking plot twist in the end. However, the book does have its flaws, most of the characters are vividly written but their characterizations are not really so outstanding.

En route, they are gassed — the “field trip” was a ruse for the Program.

And the last would be the lack of survival strategies present. But this time, Shogo has a plan, and if Shuya and Noriko can bring themselves to trust him, they just might be able to beat the system.

Apr 12, Michelle rated it really liked it. In THG, the tributes pretty much accept that they have to kill to survive.