Download e-book for iPad: Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami

By Koushun Takami

ISBN-10: 1421527723

ISBN-13: 9781421527727

In another destiny Japan, junior excessive scholars are pressured to struggle to the demise! L to R (Western Style). Koushun Takami's infamous high-octane mystery is predicated on an impossible to resist premise: a category of junior highschool scholars is taken to a abandoned island the place, as a part of a ruthless authoritarian application, they're supplied palms and compelled to kill each other till just one survivor is left status. Criticized as violent exploitation while first released in Japan--where it then proceeded to develop into a runaway bestseller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Fliesfor the twenty first century, a powerful allegory of what it skill to be younger and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog international. Made right into a arguable hit motion picture of an analogous identify, Battle Royale is already a latest jap pulp vintage, now to be had for the 1st time within the English language. a bunch of highschool scholars are taken to small remoted island and compelled to struggle one another until eventually just one continues to be alive! in the event that they holiday the principles a different collar blows their heads off. Koushun Takami's brutal, high-octane mystery is instructed in breathless. blow-by-blow style. Battle Royale is a modern jap pulp vintage now on hand for the 1st time in English.

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He looked up and opened his eyes. Yoshitoki Kuninobu half rose and gazed at Sakamochi, unsure, it seemed, whether he should continue. He looked as if his words were beyond his control. Shuya's body tensed up. Don't provoke them, Yoshitoki! "Yeeees? What is it? don't have parents. " "Ah ha," Sakamochi nodded. "I remember there was someone from one of the welfare institutions. So you must be Shuya Nanahara? Let's see, according to the school report you were the one with dangerous ideas. " "I'm Shuya," Shuya interrupted, raising his voice.

That's the way things went. And when Shuya entered his third year in junior high school this year, he along with his other classmates assumed they would be safe. Actually they really had no choice but to assume this. Until now. " A chair fell as someone stood up. The voice was shrill enough to make Shuya glance over at the desk behind Hiroki Sugimura. It was Kyoichi Motobuchi, who was the male class representative. His face was beyond pale. " Some of his classmates might have been hoping that Kyoichi would provide some adequate rational form of protest.

Still in a daze, Yoshitoki glanced back at Shuya. "Oh, that's right. I'm so sorry. There was one more. So you must be Yoshitoki Kuninobu. Well, I contacted the superintendent of the institution where you were both raised. she was very pretty," Sakamochi said and grinned. While his smile appeared to be cheerful, there was something disturbing about it. Shuya's face tensed up. "What the hell did you do to Ms. " "Well, like Mr. Hayashida, she was very uncooperative. rape her. Oh, don't worry. " Yoshitoki was standing up.

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