05 January 2010

Today's Read: Battle Royal by Koushun Takami

Okay, so the day starts out, and I'm riding in a bus down a Japanese highway with 41 other kids from my class. We're on some dumb study trip for middle schoolers. I was kind of looking around at my classmates when I noticed that almost everyone was asleep. Huh? And when I started to get sleepy too, I wondered if something was wrong. I woke up in a strange classroom with a silver collar around my neck--then I knew something was wrong. It turns out we had the dumb luck of being picked to be in the Program, a fight to the death in which only one can survive.

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I think you all know how this works. The rules are simple. All you have to do is kill each other. There are no violations. And . . . the last remaining survivor can go home. You even get a nice card autographed by the Dictator. Isn't that wonderful? (p. 42)
—From Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (Source: Bought, see review policy)

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Nise' 1/5/10, 7:41 AM  

Sounds a little like Hunger Games. Can't wsit for your review.

Molly 1/5/10, 8:16 AM  

I was going to ditto Nise's comment -- sounds similar to Hunger Games. I look forward to reading your review!

Julie P. 1/5/10, 8:23 AM  

How is this one going for you?

Sandy Nawrot 1/5/10, 11:07 AM  

I remember C.B. James talking about this one, and comparing it to a much more brutal Hunger Games. In fact he preferred this book over HG. I've had the book brewing on my back burner since he said that. I will wait to see if you think it is worth it.

Sherrie 1/5/10, 11:51 AM  

Hi Beth,
Sounds a bit intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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Louise 1/5/10, 1:02 PM  

Well, I was ALSO going to say that it sounds like HG. Intriguing. I will get it. Like now!!!

Louise 1/5/10, 1:03 PM  

Oh - and it will do nicely as an Asian book for the 2010 Global Reading Challenge!

Margot 1/5/10, 2:27 PM  

Sounds like another brutal book is up for you. I am looking for an Asian book but I don't think this will do.

Anonymous,  1/5/10, 3:03 PM  

I can't wait for your review of this. I kept thinking of it when I read The Hunger Games, but i haven't actually read BR.

bermudaonion 1/5/10, 4:01 PM  

I hope you like this one more than I did!

Melody 1/5/10, 7:00 PM  

I've this book in my pile! I can't wait to hear what you'll think of this book!

Dana 1/5/10, 10:05 PM  

Wow, I watched the movie version of this a few years ago, and it was pretty gruesome. I can't imagine what the book will be like.

Also, hi! This is my first time posting on your blog, but I really enjoy your content!

Alice 1/6/10, 12:30 AM  

Nise' is right. It does sound a little like HUNGER GAMES.

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