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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:24 pm 
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So I was at Barnes & Noble last week when I picked up an interesting looking book called "Battle Royale" by Koushun Takami. And what a find it turned out to be. Awesome book, if you haven't heard of or read this book, this is a must read. Often described as a "Lord of the Flies" for the 21st century. The book takes place in an alternate timeline, where Japan is under a fascist government rule. As part of a military testing program, a randomly selected Junior High School class is unwittingly taken to a deserted island and forced to participate in a ludicrous game. The students are given weapons and forced to kill each other until there is a sole survivor. The winner is allowed to live and given a life-time pension.
In the words of Stephen King, this book is "an insanely entertaining pulp riff..."

This is probably one of the best books I've ever read and glad I came across, I would recommend it to anyone. When the book was first published in Japan it was criticized as violent exploitation, but then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller. It has also been made into a controversial hit movie of the same name (not yet available in English), and spawned a sequel movie. It was also made into a hit manga collection, which is available in English for you anime lovers.

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It's funny you mention this. It was almost a year ago I went to a Symphony X concert in San Francisco, and they were playing Battle Royale on the screen while we were waiting for Symphony X to come out, haha. Crazy stuff.

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THE MOVIE IS AWESOME!!! very gory but really recommend it. It contains a lot of symbolic elements and everything. I have yet to read th ebook. though i relaly dont like reading... i'll probably not read it...

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AzhlackDMPiccolo wrote:
THE MOVIE IS AWESOME!!! very gory but really recommend it. It contains a lot of symbolic elements and everything. I have yet to read th ebook. though i relaly dont like reading... i'll probably not read it...


That's too bad since the books are almost always better than the movies, simply because they can go into much greater detail.

BTW, did anyone else notice that the space between the school boy and girl on the cover of the book is shaped like a rifle. And the 'I' in the authors name is dotted with a bomb....

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i cant see the rifle =/
i guess if it's that great i should try one day when i have time.. it's just hard for me to get through the first few pages.. but if i get through that it's usually no problem for me.

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AzhlackDMPiccolo wrote:
i cant see the rifle =/


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awesome thanks!

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ahh. i never read the books or anything, but i saw the movie like three times.
just loved it! so much gore, violence, love, questions... ahh. it was brilliant.

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