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By A Customer
This review is from: Battle Royale (Paperback)
For those of you who have not yet seen the film I strongly recommend that you read this book first. It goes into more depth with each of the characters and contains a lot more suspense, twists and tragedies than than the film. The author has managed to bring out the personalities of the characters quite well. Ranging from the guilty struck Shuuya Nanahara to the cold blooded Kazuo Kiriyama (It is impossible to not to hate this guy!). This may seem a bit odd but I felt the book was a lot more gory than the film. How? you may ask? Just read the book, it's almost comic at times!
Those reading the book after watching the film will find that a lot of the story never made it to the screen and will find plenty of extra information about the characters' past. Overall a great book to read for newcomers and die hard fans alike.