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Battle Royale: The Novel By Koushun Takami

Battle Royale: The Novel
by Koushun Takami

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The Japanse pulp classic and cult film - a potent allegory of what it means to be young and survive in today's dog-eat-dog world.
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Battle Royale: The Novel Summary


Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami

Battle Royale is a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, and one of Japan's bestselling - and most controversial - novels. As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, a group of high school students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when thy break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one remains.

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About Koushun Takami


Koushun Takami was borin in 1969 in Amagasaki near Osaka and grew up in Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku, where he currently resides. After Graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University's liberal arts correspondence school. From 1991 to 1996 he worked for the prefectural news company Shikoku Shinbun. Battle Royale, completed after Takami left the news company, was a finalist for the Kadokawa Mystery Prize, but ulimately lost due to the controversy the novel's content provoked among juruy members. With its publication in Japan in 1999, Battle Royale received widespread support from young readers and became a best seller. in 2000. ot was adapted as a manga and made into a popular feature film.

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GOR005480817
Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami
Koushun Takami
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
2009-11-17
624
1421527723
9781421527727
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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