First Lines Fridays #3 26th June 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Whoa, it's been ages since the last time I write for First Line Fridays. But, well, if I want to be a so-called active blogger again, I need to try to write more, right? So, basically try to fill my blog with weekly meme would be very fun.

So, here is the first lines for today's FLF.

What? Battle Royale? "What's Battle Royale?" Come on, don't tell me you don't know that!?

Well, it's not that hard what books that has that line's right? Just read on to find out the book.

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami



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

I read this book to fulfill my reading challenge, Balabala Reading Challenge 2020. At first, I thought I won't enjoy it. But, the more I read this book, the more I want to know the finale from this book.

But, even though this book has the movie adaptation, I don't think I could watch it since I really hate a thriller movie.

So, what are you reading this week, guys? Lemme know about it.



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