Battle Royale

Title: Battle Royale
Type: novel – fiction
Author: Koushun Takami
Genre: Action, Thriller, Horror

Synopsis: 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 Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. (source: amazon.com)

Rating: ★★★★★
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