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Koushun Takami : Battle Royale

Author: Koushun Takami
Title: Battle Royale
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Date: 2003-02-26
ISBN: 156931778X
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Weight: 1.45 pounds
Size: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches
Edition: Original
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Previous moochers: 1 Catherine (Japan)
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Battle Royale, a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, is one of Japan's best-selling - and most controversial - novels. As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains. The elimination contest becomes the ultimate in must-see reality television. A Japanese pulp classic available in English for the first time, Battle Royale is a potent allegory of what it means to be young and survive in today's dog-eat-dog world. The first novel by small-town journalist Koushun Takami, it went on to become an even more notorious film by 70-year-old gangster director Kinji Fukusaku.
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