42 Japanese students hijacked and taken to a remote island for a government sanctioned contest to kill each other off. Only one can survive. The winner, not only gets to live, but also gets some dough and a signed picture of a dictator dude. Sweet.
An excellent survival tale of murder, betrayal, manipulation and violence. For a bunch of 15 year-old-ish kids, some of them were very smart and surprisingly “game minded.” Some not so much.
Even though this clocks in at over 600 pages, it reads quick. There were lots of characters to get backstory on and lots of kills to be had. There may have been a few brief moments of lag here and there, but never long enough to knock me out of the story. Overall a very well done and well written (translated) story.