Chris at Cynical-C just finished
reading Battle Royale
, a very enjoyable book
which I read a century ago during infinite jury duty
in 2004. By coincidence, I watched the also very excellent, incredibly violent movie
version this morning as my first official act of fall break.
I think if I had any aptitude for Japanese it would be worth writing my dissertation about. But alas.
Wikipedia has all your Battle Royale
needs. Note: It also comes in manga flavor