Battle Royale
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"Battle Royale" Quotes

By Koushun Takami

fiction | 617 pages | Published in 1999

Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller - Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language.

ISBN_13:9781569317785

Quotes

You can only fight fate so far.

Koushun Takami

In this world, the only thing that's certain is uncertainty.

Koushun Takami

Survival is not about being strong, but about being adaptable.

Koushun Takami

Fear is a powerful motivator, but it can also cloud your judgment.

Koushun Takami

Trust no one. In the end, everyone is out for themselves.

Koushun Takami

Sometimes, the greatest enemy is the one within yourself.

Koushun Takami

Love can be a weakness, but it can also be a source of strength.

Koushun Takami

The world is a battlefield, and we are all soldiers.

Koushun Takami

In the end, it's not about winning or losing, but about how you played the game.

Koushun Takami

Hope is a dangerous thing, but it's also what keeps us going.

Koushun Takami