Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Book - 2003
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Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : VIZ Media, LLC, c2003
ISBN: 9781569317785
156931778X
Branch Call Number: YF TAKAM-K
YF TAKAM-K
Characteristics: 617 p. ; 20 cm

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Otakugamer223
May 31, 2016

AMAZING! And this is NOT a rip off of hunger games because this was written BEFORE hunger games. The movie is great and I am a real fan of it. Although its bloody but its a real human teenage drama involving teens and their struggles through some of the harsher things. Like killing their friends and choosing their fate.

Also this is a great inspiring read for any writers in the deadly competition genre.

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eveeee
Jun 13, 2015

The main reason I read this book was of the 'Hunger Games Copy' reviews. I think it has a good idea, but I felt none of the characters had much heart. They didn't have too much reaction when a friend dies, and they looked at classmates as enemies. The violence was a little overboard.
If it were me and my classmates we would find a way to get off the island, even if it meant death!

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gunnertoon
Dec 29, 2014

translated into english. slow first half, but story gets going by halfway point/ 24 student left.

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zu_na
Jun 02, 2014

This was like a whole new experience for me.
It is definitely a must read, I'm pretty sure that there is no way I'm gonna be forgetting what I read any time soon!

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MamaBlair
Mar 27, 2014

Wow, what a read!
Even if you've seen the movie and know how it ends,nits well worth reading, giving you a far more in experts look at the characters and plot. Only downside is the constant "he likes her, she likes him" plot (seriously how can every person in this class have a crush on each other?!) otherwise w great, action packed read

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

I couldn't finish it. The language barrier and subsequent translation made for some solid pacing issues, and I had a difficult time accepting the complacency of the kids (which is probably due to cultural differences). I picked this up because a friend insisted that he'd never read Hunger Games because it's a rip off of Battle Royale, but I can solidly say the two have more differences than commonalities (really only one common theme, and that's fighting to the death in a remote location), and that where Hunger Games drew me in, this one shoved me out.

MPN_BlackRose Jun 15, 2013

This was a really, really, REALLY good book. Unlike Hunger Games, you got to learn each and every victim in The Program more. Sure it's a long book, but it's hard to put it down once you read it. I read this in two days! However, be cautious to know there are mature content in this book. However, if you put that aside, the book is amazing to read.

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djkilocanada
Apr 25, 2013

Some say this is the original "The Hunger games" I say this is just A wicked Japanese blood bath that has the same traditions as the "The Hunger games" but is in no way near the same as "The Hunger games". I have to admit, you can't be too weak minded to read this. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN! I laughed my way right through this novel. Koushun Takami certainly delivers some gruesome kill or be killed, edge of you're seat action. I know in this day and age kids murdering kids is a terrible thing to be reading about, but it is what it is, and this is entertainment for those who can stomach it. Big ups on this one.
~Tim

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

So violent. This is the real Hunger Games. It will be a classic someday. HG will be forgotten and this will finally be discovered and read by many. Full of violence and treachery makes this a thought provoking read.

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PSMP0005997157
Aug 14, 2012

this book is like the hunger games but even better! if u liked that book u will love this! it has everything! humor, action, adventure, explosions, and romance! this book rocks my world!

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Jan 11, 2017

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May 31, 2016

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Mar 14, 2016

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Jun 02, 2014

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Apr 25, 2013

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JihadiConservative
May 22, 2013

Coarse Language: F*** and other swears.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Sexual Content: Its a spoiler. But yes, there is some.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Violence: Very strong horrible graphic violence. Extremely gory. Also, there is the threat of rape.

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