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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
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Summary
In a country ruled by a ruthless totalitarian government, a group of ninth-grade students are confined to a small isolated island where they must fight each other for three days until only one survivor remains, as part of the ultimate in reality television
Theme
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
Target audience
adult
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

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