Battle Royale

Just finished reading Battle Royale. For those of you who are not familiar with the book, it’s a Japanese novel about a state sponsored reality game show where a class of 42 ninth grade students are placed on an island with a collar around them that monitors their location, vital signs, etc., and a weapon of some sort. Then they have to kill each other. If nobody dies within 24 hours, their collars explode killing all of them. The last person alive is the winner.

The only question I really have is how has the author not been given a Nobel prize for literature yet? (And yes, I know it’s been made into a movie which is now at the top of my netflix queue.)