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Publisher Description

In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death! L to R (Western Style). Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Fliesfor the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language. A group of high school students are taken to small isolated island and forced to fight each other until only one remains alive! If they break the rules a special collar blows their heads off. Koushun Takami's brutal, high-octane thriller is told in breathless. blow-by-blow fashion. Battle Royale is a contemporary Japanese pulp classic now available for the first time in English.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
NARRATOR
MD
Mark Dacascos
LENGTH
19:29
hr min
RELEASED
2012
September 4
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
966.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Lightning Dust ,

Awesome

This is the original Hunger Games, and it is just as mind-blowing! In fact, it's actually even more violent (especially the movie). Please give it a shot!

neinaki ,

Awesome book ;) from beginning to end

I have yet to listen to the audiobook to give a critique on whether it was portrayed right by the reader, but the book overall is Amazing! I remember not being able to put it down and it is on my top list of favorites :)

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