Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teaser Tuesday ~ Battle Royale

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Battle Royale by Koushum Takami
From page 58

Shuya turned to yell some warning to the remaining eleven students coming out - in their class of twenty-one pairs of boys and girls, there should have been twelve students following Shuya's and Noriko's seat numbers, but (SPOILER) had to be counted out - but he quickly reconsidered. Shuya reached the somewhat forced conclusion that his classmates probably weren't as foolish as he was, so they'd flee the moment they emerged from the building anyway.

Don't let the names or the fact that it's been translated to English throw you. The names aren't so bad once you get in to the book, and the translation is done very well. Loved this book.

Comment with your own Teaser Tuesday and be sure to check out MixB's blog!


Anonymous said...

Seen the film of this but never tried the book - hmm!

Mine's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/teaser-tuesday-15/

The Lovely Reader said...

@hampshireflyer How is the movie? I've been wanting to watch it, but haven't had the time. The book is amazing, though. You should give it a try.