Battle Royale, Book 2

Registered by AKSarah of Fairbanks, Alaska USA on 6/2/2011
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AKSarah from Fairbanks, Alaska USA on Thursday, June 9, 2011
I'm loving this series about a class of students forced into a battle to the death on a remote island. I can't wait to read the whole series!

Journal Entry 2 by AKSarah at Fairbanks, Alaska USA on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (7/13/2011 UTC) at Fairbanks, Alaska USA

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Mailed to GoryDetails to kick off my Graphic Novel/Manga bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 4, 2011
I chose this book from AKSarah's manga/graphic-novel bookbox along with Volume One and Volume Three; it looks like a dark, nihilistic series, reminding me in some ways of The Drifting Classroom (though it's an interesting question whether a deliberate battle-of-attrition is more evil than an accidental one). The TV Tropes page has a lot of information about the story - including the tidbit that it was originally a novel, and that there's a film as well!

Later: More and more intense here, in part because we're getting more attached to some of the characters who've managed to survive this far without committing any (non-defensive) murders, and in part because we get to learn more about the back stories of other characters, lending considerable pathos to their situations. A wannabe tough-guy who is devoted to the cool, calm, hyper-competent - and deadly - Kazuo gets considerable story here, leading up to his personal epiphany about being a tough guy; pity it comes too late for him. Another pair of students find some tranquil moments, sitting on a bluff where they can see the lights of a far-off town - and where they recall their own reactions to the game in the days before they were part of it, very wrenching.

Who to trust, when to run, when to fight... and those poignant flashbacks to happier times; very involving story. But almost half of the students are gone now; how much longer can the rest last?

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 4, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (10/4/2012 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm putting this book into AKSarah's graphic novel/manga bookbox, which will be on its way to BCer quietorchid in Minnesota soon. Hope someone enjoys the book!

Journal Entry 5 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I like this the best out of v1-3. I'm always a sucker for people who stand up for lust causes because it's the right thing to do; or the ones who won't play, because it would be wrong. So this book supplies many examples of that type of, sadly enough, anachronistic behavior. Perhaps that is how you discover that type of courage, by watching made up characters face the consequences of their choices?

Journal Entry 6 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (10/11/2012 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sending off to South Dakota as a care package!

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Journal Entry 7 by SDnativeNYCer at Brookings, South Dakota USA on Sunday, October 14, 2012
Received the book (with BR 1 and BR 3) yesterday (Saturday, Oct. 13 2012) in Brookings, SD via US mail from quietorchid. She and I had discussed "The Hunger Games" trilogy (which I enjoyed) and she thought I would like the BR series also.

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