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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
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May 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012
Read in May, 2012

While reading a discussion on the Hunger Games someone mentioned that is was like this older Japanese Movie and just a rip off of the same story. I couldn't find the movie to watch, but there was the book so I thought why not just read that and see. And it was amazing! It was incredibly violent and similar in the way that there are kids who have to kill each other but that is about it. The whole set up....they don't care if anyone "wins" - they are willing to just kill all the kids instantly if need be. It was ruthless and just....I don't know. Normally the incredible violence might turn me off of the book, but somehow they did this one in a way that I loved it. I loved the story, I loved the end, I loved how there was a main character, but it also told everyone elses stories and what they did in the game, how they dies, etc. so it didn't feel like the main character was the main character. Really good - now to find the movie

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