My most recent book venture was Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale. Sometimes it feels refreshing to break out of my usual book genres and to read something a little more extreme.

Takami writes with an intensity that is gripping. While the book boasts plenty of gore and violence, there is a depth to the character development and storyline which is enrapturing.


Occasionally I wander into a book store and end up leaving with a book or two.

Yesterday I went into the small second hand book store on Buccleuch Street in Edinburgh, and came out with a book. Though it was not one on my list of ‘to-reads’ it was one that I thought would be an interesting read as I have watched the film.

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

I look forward to starting this after I have finished a couple of my other books!