Battle Royale – is so awesome i can’t even

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Fiction

Glenn Hates Books


5 of 5 Motherfucking Stars – Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

This book is so fucking awesome. It’s like The Hunger Games on crack. Seriously, when the movie for The Hunger Games came out, I was like HELL YEA! KIDS KILLING EACH OTHER! SWEET. But, I hadn’t actually read The Hunger Games books. Needless to say, when I saw the movie, I was like WTF?? WHAT’S ALL THIS POLITICAL HORSESHIT!?

So, fuck Hunger Games. It’s fucking bullshit. Battle Royale started it all. Kids killing each other for the world’s amusement. From the very beginning. Well, there’s like 5 pages of set-up, with the kids all in a classroom. The killing process is explained to them, and they are set off, into the woods to fend for themselves and kill every goddamn student they come across.

It’s fucking brutal. This book describes the battle the way it really would be, if this ever…

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  1. Mark V. says:

    The movie is just as great. Though it skimps out on quite a bit that would’ve made certain things or characters more… despicable. Like the rape of Shuya’s guardian.

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    • gegrizzle says:

      Yes, I liked the movie as well. But yea, it just wasn’t as real and brutal as the book. Of course, movies are often that way. It’s near impossible to cram everything from a book into a movie.


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