Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dangerous Games by Paul A. Jake Collins has a long and chequered history, some of it rather unpleasant. Whilst waiting at a bar for his flight out of New York City, JC's murky past decides to rear its ugly head once more. He lays eyes upon a man from days long gone by, a notorious bomb-maker of deadly repute. If some of Jake's history has been extremely bloody, then this man's path through life has b Jake Collins has a long and chequered history, some of it rather unpleasant.
If some of Jake's history has been extremely bloody, then this man's path through life has been positively unspeakable. He is also supposed to be dead The chance encounter hurls Jake Collins into a wicked maze of lies, deceit, and danger. He is unwittingly thrown into a twisted charade, a deadly game where death is the only prize for runners-up.
Jake discovers that if he doesn't play this particular game by his enemies' unbreakable rules, then those nearest and dearest to him will pay with their lives. There are no choices for JC - he either plays his part, or his friends will pay the ultimate price. However, whilst weaving their lethal web of unstoppable greed and blinding arrogance, Jake's invisible enemies have made one, vital mistake. Jake Collins is a man who doesn't mind playing games, especially dangerous ones. But, he absolutely hates losing About the Author Paul A.
Rice has several books in publication. Dangerous Games is the second Jake Collins novel, and is the direct sequel to the 5-Star rated thriller Tears in Tripoli. Paul A.
Rice is also the author of Hunters - A Trilogy. For more information about the author, and his books, please visit his website: www. Get A Copy.
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Eventually, halfway through the third day, only Shogo, Shuya, Noriko, and Kiriyama remain, with Kiriyama dead set on hunting down the trio. After a frantic car chase, Kiriyama is finally gunned down — but Nanahara and Nakagawa are held at gunpoint by Shogo, who taunts them over being so naive as to trust anyone in the Program. The collars record gunshots and Shuya and Noriko flatlining. Declared the winner by Sakamochi, Shogo is escorted to his transport off the island, surrounded by soldiers. Sakamochi, however, reveals that he knows Nanahara and Nakagawa are alive and that his supposed execution of Noriko and Shuya was a ruse after he found a way to disable their collars, and attempts to kill Shogo.
Shogo kills him as a hidden Nanahara and Nakagawa hijack the ship and kill the soldiers on board. As the boat sails towards the mainland, Shogo succumbs to his wounds sustained during the hijacking, and dies, but not before thanking Shuya and Noriko for being his friends. On the advice of Shogo, Shuya and Noriko escape to the mainland and plan to escape to a democratic America, pursued by the government. Koushun Takami completed Battle Royale when he stopped working as a journalist in Takami describes the characters as possibly all being "kind of alike", being "all the same" despite differing appearances and hobbies, and being static characters.
Takami used these descriptions in contrast to the manga adaptation he wrote, with Masayuki Taguchi illustrating, which he believes has a more diverse and well-developed cast. An expanded edition with a revision of Oniki's translation and an afterword by Takami was published on November 17, by Haikasoru, a division of Viz Media. This version also included an interview with the director of the book's film adaptation, Kinji Fukasaku.
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A manga adaptation, written by Takami and illustrated by Masayuki Taguchi, was serialized in Akita Shoten 's Young Champion from to Battle Royale was adapted into a feature film of the same name , directed by Kinji Fukasaku and written by his son Kenta Fukasaku. The film was also controversial and successful, with it being condemned by members of Japan's National Diet on grounds of it being harmful to the youth,  yet becoming one of the year's highest-grossing films.
It's unfair, but that's reality. In , the Sipat Lawin Ensemble and two other college theater groups in the Philippines , made an unofficial loose adaptation of the novel into a live-action performance called Battalia Royale , which had its debut at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Performances were also held at an abandoned high school in Quezon City. According to a spokesperson, the talks were only preliminary, but if a deal could be reached, the network would acquire rights to Koushun Takami's novel, then expand on it for an hourlong dramatic series. Joyce Jun, a Hollywood attorney representing U. Upon publication in , Battle Royale became a best-seller in Japan. The novel was entered into the Japan Horror Fiction Awards, but was eventually rejected in the final round with no winner that year. Hiroshi Aramata said that while it was the best nominee in terms of "story, structure, and subject matter," he felt it was too much of a Kinpachi-sensei parody and suspected its content would cause problems.
Katsuhiko Takahashi felt that although it was the superior work as far as its construction as a novel, giving the award to a story about students killing each other at "this time" would hurt the reputation of the competition. Mariko Hayashi said that while she believed it was the best of the four novels, it was like reading an "unpleasant near-future manga" and "No matter how squarely it might be horror or how interesting it might be, I'm not so sure we should be writing stories like this. Battle Royale has been critically acclaimed abroad.
In Entertainment Weekly , writer Stephen King included it as one of the seven books in his summer reading list, after it was recommended to him by novelist Kelly Braffet writer of Josie and Jack. King described Battle Royale as "an insanely entertaining pulp riff that combines Survivor with World Wrestling Entertainment. Or maybe Royale is just insane. He concludes the brief review with a "No prob," as "Takami's Springsteen -quoting teenagers are fond of saying. David N. Touted as being extremely controversial, especially for the time it was released, the book opens up all sorts of doors to conversations and thoughts about psychology, murder, survival, love, loyalty, and moral ground.
Since its release, the novel and its film adaptation have had an influence on later works. These include filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino ,   most notably his Kill Bill films;  the character Gogo Yubari , played by Chiaki Kuriyama , is similar to the character she plays in the Battle Royale film, Takako Chigusa. The American young adult novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has been accused of being strikingly similar to Battle Royale in terms of the basic plot premise. While Collins maintains that she "had never heard of that book until her book was turned in", Susan Dominus of The New York Times reports that "the parallels are striking enough that Collins's work has been savaged on the blogosphere as a baldfaced ripoff," but argued that "there are enough possible sources for the plot line that the two authors might well have hit on the same basic setup independently.
Battle Royale author Takami said he appreciated fans "standing up" for his book, but stated that he thinks "every novel has something to offer," and that if "readers find value in either book, that's all an author can ask for. The comic Avengers Arena has a similar plot to Battle Royale. Additionally, the cover of its first issue bears a homage to the Battle Royale film poster; featuring the main characters posed in the same manner and a similarly designed logo.
https://tymcrelirenpau.cf The novel and especially its film adaptation have been influential in global popular culture , inspiring numerous works of fiction in a number of different media, particularly in East Asia and the Western world. The "battle royale" phenomenon has become especially popular in the s. Other works focused on the doubt and mistrust among a group of people in a "murder game", such as the Saw film series, The Cube , and games in the Danganronpa series.
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