Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald
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[BRIEF NOTE] Battle Royale

I've recently read Koushun Takami's 1999 novel Battle Royale. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It's certainly provocative and it makes for an interesting piece of alternate history, but plausibility questions aside I wonder if it derives altogether too much of its import from shock value.
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