9781421565989

Battle Royale: Remastered

  • ISBN 13:

    9781421565989

  • ISBN 10:

    1421565986

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/01/2014
  • Publisher: Haikasoru

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Summary

Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: 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 until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan—where it became a runaway best seller—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.

A new translation by Nathan Collins.

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