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The Resource Battle royale, Takami Koushun ; translated from the Japanese by Yuji Oniki

Battle royale, Takami Koushun ; translated from the Japanese by Yuji Oniki

Label
Battle royale
Title
Battle royale
Statement of responsibility
Takami Koushun ; translated from the Japanese by Yuji Oniki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jap
  • eng
Summary
"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. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Tone
Award
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305194
Cataloging source
CLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Takami, Koushun
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Battle Royale
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Junior high school students
  • Novel
Label
Battle royale, Takami Koushun ; translated from the Japanese by Yuji Oniki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in Japan by Ota Shuppan in 1999
  • Illustrations on end papers
Control code
000028591247
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
617 p.
Isbn
9781569317785
Label
Battle royale, Takami Koushun ; translated from the Japanese by Yuji Oniki
Publication
Note
  • First published in Japan by Ota Shuppan in 1999
  • Illustrations on end papers
Control code
000028591247
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
617 p.
Isbn
9781569317785

Library Locations

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