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Is this a rip off of Battle Royale? Wondering if the author just ripped off Battle Royale?
asked by Nick Pierce on January 1, 2011
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Brandon Hughes answered on November 25, 2011
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Brandon Hughes answered on February 17, 2012
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If you break it down to it's key elements and then some......... It is Battle Royale. People shouldn't be apologists for the body of work. it speaks for itself. The woman can craft and write all she wants, I won't knock that, but at the end of the day, it's still Battle Royale. Even Stephen King(who gave it a good review for the most part), called it out.
James McGrath answered on February 2, 2011
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Yes. It is much an original piece as Gnomeo and Juliet.
Robert Beaven answered on February 17, 2011
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Brandon Hughes answered on November 25, 2011
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Eric D. Shepard answered on February 1, 2012
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I asked the same thing in my review... it's too similar to Battle Royale. There is a twist to the storyline, but it's definitely not an original idea.
cupcake answered on June 5, 2011
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Supposedly Suzanne Collins has never read or heard of Battle Royale, but I find that extremely doubtful. This book is a unemotional, poorly written simplification of that great book.

Sadly, few people in the US had read Battle Royale, so there wasn't a large outcry about the obvious plagarism involved.
Mvargus answered on January 26, 2012
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yes

it's a ripoff

i'm reading Battle royale now and it's a much better novel than Hunger Games.
Sinbad answered on May 11, 2011
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Hunger Games reads like a bad ripoff though. Only the style of the book is different.
A. Vogelgesang answered on January 29, 2011
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