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.)

17 Comments

  1. I didn’t like the movie that much, it was pretty cheesy and the acting is very bad. But hey, if you liked the book you might like it.

  2. The German film “Series 7” has much the same plot (though with adults). Wasn’t there a book once written about kids on an island killing each other….? Wait, the title’ll come to me soon.

  3. Speaking of Golding and good books, anyone else ever notice how required reads are always required before the reader has reached a level of experience necessary to appreciate said read?

  4. “Speaking of Golding and good books, anyone else ever notice how required reads are always required before the reader has reached a level of experience necessary to appreciate said read?”

    Aye, same as most compulsory education – that’s why it’s compulsory 🙂

  5. Oh, and I bet Chris is positively orgasmic tonight. It sure is blissful to watch the Yankees choke and lose like the losing losers they are.

  6. I went to a lovely native american reservation tonight where they were kind enough to double my money so I didn’t get to see the game. Reading about it now though. Hmmmm A-Rod was 1 for 14?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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