Read from April 05 to 13, 2012
The hype of the Hunger Games brought this piece of literature to life again. Apparently, people are saying that Collins copied the concept of THG from Battle Royale.
Naturally, I had to read BR to see for myself.
It’s.. different from THG. The only similarity I can see is the fact that there are teenagers killing each other on a deserted island, the rest is pretty much totally different. The approach of the story line is different, the characters are different, the whole game is different even. I can say that Battle Royale and The Hunger Games Trilogy are two different pieces of literature. Both are very beautiful and have their own personality.
I’ve never read a book quite much like Battle Royale. The gore was immense. The complexity of politics was very much interesting, and that’s saying something because I think politics is boring. The twists and the turn of events in the book got me catching my breath.
The book is pretty thick and a bit pricey, but it is worth it. :)
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I’ve only finished about half of the book, but I couldn’t resist the urges of watching the movie once it finished downloading.
A few mins into the movie and already they left out essential parts and changed things and the characters were badly portrayed. Especially Sakamochi, whom played a significant role.
The killings were so unrealistic in the movie. A boy had an axe to the head and he was still standing. One had around 50 bullets all over his body and still managed to hold a conversation. I mean, what the fuck?
It lacked gore, which was one of the things that made the book great somehow. Someone told me that the movie was gruesome but idk, maybe after reading the book my tolerance for gore isn’t the same.
All in all, 2/5 for the movie.