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ISBN: 2253122351 / ISBN-13: 9782253122357

Battle Royale


Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of 42 junior high school students are taken to a ... Show synopsis

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  • Battle Royale (Calman-Levy) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Koushun Takami, Patrick Honnore (Translator), Tetsuya Yano (Translator)

    Battle Royale

    Trade paperback, Calman-Levy
    830 pages

    ISBN: 2253122351
    ISBN-13: 9782253122357

  • 1. Trade paperback, Calman-Levy, 2008



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Overall customer rating: 3.000

A mediocre re-hash of "Lord of the Flies"

by brassdollfin on Jun 11, 2010

I picked up this book as a result of a friend's recommendation. The premise is fairly similar to "Lord of the Flies," with the schizophrenic twist of being thrown into this situation deliberately by the government. Unfortunately, the plot is overwhelmingly predictable, and the gore gets a bit gratuitous. Add to this the fact that the book is noticeably a translation (resulting in, at least in English, an unsophisticated writing style), and you have a mediocre novel at best. I would have liked to see more exploration of the reason *why* the government created The Program; some unexpected plot twists would also have made the book a more interesting read.

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