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PostSubject: Battle Royale   Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:00 pm

So I don't if you guys have heard of the Japanese thriller novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. It's supposedly rumored that The Hunger Games took its concept from Battle Royale. So it's basically like The Hunger Games... Except it's far more brutal, gruesome, and extreme.

The story takes place in a fictional fascist Japan where anyone who opposes the government is killed without question. Every two years, a class of third-year junior high school students is chosen for the Program. The Program wasn't created for an specific purpose... just to relieve boredom of some higher officials I guess. 40 classmates are whisked away from their school bus and placed on an island. They are told that they must kill each other and only the survivor may leave the island. They can't escape for they have metallic collars loaded with explosives and a tracking device, and there are boats placed at the edges of the island in case anyone wants to escape by sea. If no one is killed in 24 hours, all the collars detonate and everyone dies. Each student is given a bag full of some water, food, and a random weapon.

So for anyone who likes The Hunger Games, you'll love this. And for those of you who don't, if you liked Danganronpa, you'll like this too. Unlike The Hunger Games the novel doesn't go too much into depth about romance and is more about chaos, madness, and using your wits to survive.

I do NOT recommend this book to anyone who is squeamish about gore. The violence is very detailed. There was a paragraph I couldn't read because the imagery.... *shudder* But still, I think a lot of you will enjoy this book ^^



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PostSubject: Nice indeed   Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:37 am

Your right about that one XD! I will enjoy this Battle Royale if I could read it. .^ ^. nice choice there!

where did you find this novel??


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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:41 pm

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Your right about that one XD! I will enjoy this Battle Royale if I could read it. .^ ^. nice choice there!

where did you find this novel??  
The public library. I just put in a request and they delivered it to the library nearest to me Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:52 pm

I own the book and it's still one of the books where i can't read while eating. to graphical~
I Also own the Movie on DVD i think There was a sequel to the movie.

Battle Royale is a great book if your looking for A class Thriller Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:35 am

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I own the book and it's still one of the books where i can't read while eating. to graphical~
I Also own the Movie on DVD i think There was a sequel to the movie.

Battle Royale is a great book if your looking for A class Thriller Smile
I was planning on watching the movie... Is it especially gruesome?



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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:28 am

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GuiltyStory wrote:
I own the book and it's still one of the books where i can't read while eating. to graphical~
I Also own the Movie on DVD i think There was a sequel to the movie.

Battle Royale is a great book if your looking for A class Thriller Smile
I was planning on watching the movie... Is it especially gruesome?
Unfortunately no it's a a level above the hunger games but even at that alot of it is toned down compared to my imagination when reading the book. However the story is great and the Actors do a nice job at portraying they're characters. there are scenes that are slightly gruesome i guess but they don't really put to much attention to those moments. still a good movie to see and keep Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:44 am

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Ruriel wrote:
GuiltyStory wrote:
I own the book and it's still one of the books where i can't read while eating. to graphical~
I Also own the Movie on DVD i think There was a sequel to the movie.

Battle Royale is a great book if your looking for A class Thriller Smile
I was planning on watching the movie... Is it especially gruesome?
Unfortunately no it's a a level above the hunger games but even at that alot of it is toned down compared to my imagination when reading the book. However the story is great and the Actors do a nice job at portraying they're characters. there are scenes that are slightly gruesome i guess but they don't really put to much attention to those moments. still a good movie to see and keep Smile
Then I will definitely be watching it XD Thanks for the rec~



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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:13 am

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GuiltyStory wrote:
Ruriel wrote:
GuiltyStory wrote:
I own the book and it's still one of the books where i can't read while eating. to graphical~
I Also own the Movie on DVD i think There was a sequel to the movie.

Battle Royale is a great book if your looking for A class Thriller Smile
I was planning on watching the movie... Is it especially gruesome?
Unfortunately no it's a a level above the hunger games but even at that alot of it is toned down compared to my imagination when reading the book. However the story is great and the Actors do a nice job at portraying they're characters. there are scenes that are slightly gruesome i guess but they don't really put to much attention to those moments. still a good movie to see and keep Smile
Then I will definitely be watching it XD Thanks for the rec~
Your very welcome Very Happy I think Battle Royale is actually in Netflex. Thriller section/Action/Drama section


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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:01 am

Got the book, started to read it xD
the death scenes are quite ... plastic, you really need a strong stomach to read it.
It's interesting how detailed the pupils' lives are explained, it gives the book a depth that hunger games lack.



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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:35 pm

oh this sounds really amusing to read YAYYA an actual good novel. alright rock on.


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PostSubject: Re: Battle Royale   Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:03 pm

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Got the book, started to read it xD
the death scenes are quite ... plastic, you really need a strong stomach to read it.
It's interesting how detailed the pupils' lives are explained, it gives the book a depth that hunger games lack.
Yeah that's what I really like about the book ^^ I also like how the students are sent into this psychological frenzy since not everyone is willing to kill each other but they're so frightened they end up killing or being killed anyway... unlike the hunger games.



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